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Wheeleria spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827)

Horehound Plume
45.0350 (B&F: 1515)
Previously:Pterophorus spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827)

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


A rare, very local resident only found on the vegetated shingle beach at Rye. It is presumed extinct in West Sussex and in danger of extinction in East Sussex. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to late July, and again from late August to mid September. The larvae feed on white horehound. (Pratt, 2011).

Pterophorus spilodactylus (Curtis, 1827)
Rye Harbour LNR, 31 viii 2007
Photo: Chris Bentley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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