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  Immature stages

Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth

Linnaeus, 175844.001/1288
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 50 (72%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/10/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
25/10/2016127TG20 - Norwich
October 2016+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/09/2016127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
18/09/2016128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
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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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