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Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth Linnaeus, 1758
Alucitidae
1288 / 44.001
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  24/07/2020 - Peddars Way/Forestry Ride

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Common.
The only British member of this family.
Can occur any time of year, with two main generations. Often found hibernating.
Gardens and woodland where foodplant (Honeysuckle) is found.

Each wing is separated into 6 plumes, making the old vernacular name Twenty-plume Moth rather inaccurate!

Recorded in 61 (82%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
16/05/2024327TG51Scratby
15/05/2024127TG51Scratby
13/05/2024227TG20Poringland
13/05/2024228TF63Heacham
12/05/2024227TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
12/05/2024228TF63Hunstanton
12/05/2024127TG31Upton
10/05/2024127TG51Scratby
09/05/2024228TF63Dersingham
09/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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