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Pterophoridae

1509 (Brown Plume), Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)

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National Status: Common

A widespread resident although missing from large areas of the county. It usually occurs sparingly or fairly commonly, chiefly on the Downs and in a wide range of habitats in the north. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to the third week of August, occasionally from late May. The larvae feed on germander speedwell. (Pratt, 2011).

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Bracklesham, 03 vii 2014 Photo: Derek Lee

Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)

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