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Porrittia galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Spotted White Plume
45.0310 (B&F: 1514)
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pterophoroidea
    »Family: Pterophoridae
      »Subfamily: Pterophorinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Nationally Scarce B

A very local resident that is irregular in appearance. It occurs singly in a band of colonies situated in deciduous woodland between Midhurst and Arundel and Chichester in West Sussex. It is presumed extinct in East Sussex. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to mid July, sometimes from late May. The larvae feed on greater burdock. (Pratt, 2011).

Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
West Dean, xx 2003
Photo: Sarah Patton
Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Larvae on burdock
Houghton Forest, 01 v 2012
Photo: Neil Hulme
Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
feeding damage
Rewell Wood, 23 v 2009
Photo: Neil Hulme
Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
feeding damage
Rewell Wood, 6 v 2008
Photo: Neil Hulme

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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