Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
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Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Brown Plume

(Linnaeus, 1761)1509 / 45.012

Fairly common resident of grassland, commons and woodland rides.

Veronica chamaedrys with larva feeding from August to May, at first in the terminal shoot then exposed on the flowers in spring.

Recorded in 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1878.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-26 mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Germander speedwell.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
13/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
10/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
28/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
21/07/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
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