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Pterophoridae

1490 (Small Plume), Oxyptilus parvidactylus (Haworth, 1811)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

A resident that is possibly extinct with no records since 1996. The moth is usually associated with downland and vegetated shingle beaches. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to early August. The larval foodplant has not been recorded in Sussex but is mouse-ear hawkweed elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution map for Oxyptilus parvidactylus

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Phenology chart for Oxyptilus parvidactylus

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