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Gillmeria pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)

Yarrow Plume
45.0080 (B&F: 1504)
Previously:Platyptilia pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)

Gillmeria bertrami (Roessler, 1864)

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


A very local resident that usually occurs singly, sometimes sparingly, especially on the Downs. It is widespread on the chalk, but less so elsewhere. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the third week of June to early August, occasionally from the second week of June or to the third week of August. The larvae feed on tansy. (Pratt, 2011).

Platyptilia pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Wisborough Green, 03 vii 2015
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Platyptilia pallidactyla (Haworth, 1811)
Lindfield, 27 vii 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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