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Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Plume Moth
45.0300 (B&F: 1513)

Synonym(s):
Pterophorus tridactyla (Scopoli, 1763)


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

Common

A resident that usually occurs singly or sparingly but is sometimes fairly common in a wide range of habitats. It is well distributed, probably generally so in large areas, but very local in any numbers. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late August, sometimes from late May or to late September, and occasionally to mid October. The larvae feed on bindweed. (Pratt, 2011).

Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 01 vii 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 18 vii 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 07 vii 2013
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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