Porrittia galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Spotted White Plume
45.0310 (B&F: 1514)
Previously:Pterophorus galactodactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
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).