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Hellinsia osteodactylus (Zeller, 1841)

Small Golden-rod Plume
45.0410 (B&F: 1520)

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


Just four sites have been discovered in the county since significant local recording began during the 1840's. According to W. H. B. Fletcher it was "abundant in Abbot's Wood" at the end of the 19th century, being associated with golden rod. W rait-Smith captured singletons at Shoreham on 5th August 1932 and in the Lewes district on 13th June 1947. After being presumed extinct for over half a century it was rediscovered by D. Dey on Ashdown Forest, near the Crows Nest at Duddleswell on 17th August 1997. Nothing else is known about this moth in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011)

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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