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Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)

Brown Plume
45.0120 (B&F: 1509)

Stenoptilia fuscus (Retzius, 1783)
Stenoptilia fuscodactyla (Haworth, 1811)

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


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).

Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)
Bracklesham, 03 vii 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)
Horseshoe Plantation, 13 vii 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Stenoptilia pterodactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)
Findon Valley, 04 vii 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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