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1497 (Beautiful Plume), Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

A resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats. It has very recently become fairly common in a few places. It is double-brooded, appearing on overlapping flights and adults have been recorded in every week from mid January to late November. The larvae feed on garden geranium, probably on rest-harrow, with a wider range of plants listed from elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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Crowborough, 28 viii 2015 Photo: Charles Waters

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)

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