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Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth

Linnaeus, 17581288 / 44.001
=Many-plume Moth
=Twenty-plume Moth

Norfolk 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.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
12/04/2024227TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
12/04/2024127TG11Costessey
12/04/2024227TG51Scratby
12/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
12/04/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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