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Platyptilia gonodactyla
Triangle Plume
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Platyptilia isodactylus
Hoary Plume

(Zeller, 1852)1502 / 45.006
Norfolk status
Uncertain. Rare.
Water meadows and other wet areas often in the lower reaches of rivers or even on damp ground by the sides of the road where marsh ragwort grows. Has been known to switch foodplant to common ragwort Senecia jacobea recently in the Netherlands and has expand rapidly.

Records from Norwich, 1871; Beccles, 1928; Salhouse, 1953.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 1953.
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Date#VC10k Area
28/08/1953+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
28/08/1953127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
1928+27TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
1873 to 1913+27TG20 - Norwich
20/08/1871127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 19-29mm
Flight: June and Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Marsh ragwort, (Common ragwort)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (2)
 Immature Adult
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