Alucitidae
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Alucita hexadactyla
1288 Many-plumed Moth
Linnaeus, 175844.001
Norfolk status
The only British member of its family. Can occur any time between late winter and late autumn. Often found hibernating.
Gardens and woodland where foodplant (Honeysuckle) found.

Each wing is separated into 6 'plumes', making the English name for this unusual little moth rather inaccurate!

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/04/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
12/04/2014127TG20 - Norwich
11/04/2014227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
11/04/2014227TG20 - Norwich
10/04/2014328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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Wingspan: 14-16 mm.
Season: Two Generations. Can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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