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

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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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
12/05/2024227TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
09/05/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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