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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Scopoli, 1763)

Twin-spot Plume
45.0130 (B&F: 1508)

Synonym(s):
Stenoptilia mictodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Stenoptilia plagiodactylus (Stainton, 1851)
Stenoptilia hodgkinsonii (Gregson, 1868)
Stenoptilia hirundodactylus (Gregson, 1871)
Stenoptilia scabiodactylus sensu auctt. nec (Gregson, 1869)
Stenoptilia serotinus sensu auctt. nec (Zeller, 1852)


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

Common

A resident that is very local and episodic in appearance. It generally occurs singly in a wide range of habitats, especially on or near the Downs. The species experienced a serious decline before the 1970's but a recovery has taken place since 2000. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early July and again from late July to the third week of October. The larvae feed on the green seed-pods of common toadflax. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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