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Capperia britanniodactylus (Gregson, 1869)

Wood-sage Plume
45.0280 (B&F: 1494)
Previously:Capperia britanniodactyla (Gregson, 1869)

Synonym(s):
Capperia teucrii (Jordan, 1869)
Capperia heterodactyla sensu auctt. nec (Müller, 1764)


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

Nationally Scarce B

A scarce, Nationally Notable moth which inhabits a wide range of habitats including heathland, vegetated shingle beaches, woodland and downland. It is very local and irregular in appearance and is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to mid August. The larvae feed on rest harrow along the coast. (Pratt, 2011).

Capperia britanniodactyla (Gregson, 1869)
Brede High Wood, 29 vi 2018
Photo: Crystal Ray

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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