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Capperia britanniodactylus
Wood-sage Plume (Gregson, 1869)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1494 / 45.028
Photo © Ed Parnell,  02/09/2019 - Wymondham

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Breckland Plume
Oxyptilus distans
Wingspan: 18-21mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Wood-sage.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local, Brecks and North Norfolk.
Dry, south-facing and sloping stony habitats.

Look for wilted shoots of Wood Sage, as larva bites through stem.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Oxyptilus teucrii, Greening. Norwich, Merton, Croxton, Lynn ; local among Teucrium scorodonia"

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/07/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
12/06/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/03/2020427TG33 - Bacton
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