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Gillmeria pallidactyla
Yarrow Plume
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Gillmeria ochrodactyla
Tansy Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1503 / 45.009
=Platyptilia ochrodactyla

Uncommon resident of riverbanks and waste ground.

Tanacetum vulgare with larva feeding in the stems and shoots from September to June, with frass exuding from leaf axils.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1877.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 24-28mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Tansy, Sneeze-wort.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20162VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
20/08/20151VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
16/08/20152VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
02/08/20151VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
02/08/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSP09
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