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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 12-17mm.

Foodplant: Bindweed.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883184618832000
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records6526712911621
Number of individuals7226412515627
Unique positions592954497
Unique locations642749486
Adult records6506512010821
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 985 records from 194 sites. First recorded in 1846.


1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla 04
© David Ashton, 23 Jul 2016
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth) 03
© Andy Nunn
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth) 02
© Paul Kipling 25th July 2011
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla (White Plume Moth) 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often common throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 18.7.2000 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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