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Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, [1813])

Beautiful Plume
45.0100 (B&F: 1497)

Synonym(s):
Amblyptilia calodactyla sensu auctt. nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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

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).

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Crowborough, 28 viii 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Lindfield, 19 ii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Lindfield, 20 10 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Lindfield, 13 ix 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Lindfield, 13 ix 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Warnham LNR, 28 iv 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Lindfield, 12 x 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Hübner, 1830)
Crowborough, 22 viii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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