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Stenoptilia zophodactylus (Duponchel, 1840)

Dowdy Plume
45.0210 (B&F: 1507)

Stenoptilia loewii (Zeller, 1847)

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


A resident that is extremely local and very irregular in appearance. The adults usually occur on the Downs and amongst deciduous woodland but are sometimes common on the vegetated shingle at Pagham. It is in danger of extinction in East Sussex having not been recorded since 1995. It is double-brooded, flying mainly in late June and again from late July to late October, occasionally in late November. The larvae feed on common centaury, yellow-wort and gentian and resting adults have been found on sea-kale. (Pratt, 2011).

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Phenology (larval)

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