Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Merrifieldia baliodactylus
Dingy White Plume

(Zeller, 1841)1512 / 45.034

Rare resident.

Origanum vulgare with larva feeding from August to June, in spring eating part way through the stem of a shoot near the top, and then on the withered leaves.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 20-27mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Wild marjoram
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
05/07/20092VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
14/07/19841VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
22/06/19826VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
19501VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
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