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Porrittia galactodactyla
Spotted White Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1514 / 45.031
=Pterophorus galactodactyla

Rare declined resident.

Arctium spp. with larva feeding from August to May on the underside of the leaves. Eats oval holes, distinguished by the larva leaving a crescent, folded-back, white pubescence around one side of the hole, on the underside of the leaf.

Recorded in 11 (8%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 1990.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-25mm.
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Burdock
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/05/19903VC36 - HerefordshireSO63 -
06/04/19891VC36 - HerefordshireSO51 -
02/05/19822VC36 - HerefordshireSO53 -
17/05/1980+VC36 - HerefordshireSO51 -
May 1978+VC36 - HerefordshireSO73 -
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