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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume

(Scopoli, 1763)1508 / 45.013

Uncommon local resident in wet fields, commons and woodland rides.

Succisa pratensis with larva feeding in June/July on the flowers, and September to April in the petioles and shoots.

Recorded in 38 (27%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1881.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 17-25 mm
Flight: Two overlapping generations, May - October
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Field Scabious and Small Scabious.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20182VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
22/06/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSK14
11/08/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
16/06/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
01/06/20171VC40 - ShropshireSO49
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