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Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Triangle Plume
45.0040 (B&F: 1501)

Synonym(s):
Platyptilia trigonodactylus (Haworth, 1811)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pterophoroidea
    »Family: Pterophoridae
      »Subfamily: Pterophorinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Common

A widespread resident although missing from large areas of the county. It generally occurs singly, although it is occasionally seen sparingly in a wide range of habitats. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June, and again from the third week of July to late September. The larvae feed on coltsfoot. (Pratt, 2011).

Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Eastbourne, 27 v 2018
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Thorney Island, 04 ix 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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