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Pterophoridae

1515 (Horehound Plume), Pterophorus spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827)

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National Status: pRDB2

A rare, very local resident only found on the vegetated shingle beach at Rye. It is presumed extinct in West Sussex and in danger of extinction in East Sussex. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to late July, and again from late August to mid September. The larvae feed on white horehound. (Pratt, 2011).

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Rye Harbour LNR, 31 viii 2007 Photo: Chris Bentley

Pterophorus spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827)

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