Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Amblyptilia punctidactyla
Brindled Plume
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Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Beautiful Plume

(Hübner, 1830)1497 / 45.010

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.

At rest, when the hindwing is covered by the forewing, two patches of black scales protrude.
Heathland and other open habitats, woodland and hedgerows.
Hibernates over the winter.

Recorded in 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (m) Hindolveston 31-8-2005 J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/02/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
16/02/2024127TG11Costessey
16/02/2024128TF63Heacham
15/02/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
14/02/2024127TG21Norwich (Catton)
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Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Flight: Two Generations. July. Sep-May. (Hibernating)
Foodplant:   Large range of plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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