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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on common fleabane, Pulicaria dysenterica, Uffmoor Wood, Worcestershire.

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Oidaematophorus lithodactyla
Dusky Plume

(Treitschke, 1833)1523 / 45.037

Uncommon resident of dry calcareous banks and wet fields, woodland rides and commons.

Inula conyza, Pulicaria dysenterica with larva feeding in May/June, first in the shoots, and then exposed on the leaves, skeletonising them.

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 26-29mm.
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Common fleabane, ploughman's spikenard.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Merrifieldia baliodactylus  |  Hellinsia tephradactyla >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
11/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
29/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO98 -
28/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO73 -
04/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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