Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Amblyptilia punctidactyla
Brindled Plume
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Beautiful Plume

(Hübner, 1830)45.010/1497
Norfolk status
At rest, when the hindwing is covered by the forewing, two patches of black scales protrude.
Heathland and other open habitats, woodland and hedgerows.
Hibernates over the winter.

Recorded in 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (m) Hindolveston 31-8-2005 J Clifton
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Date#VC10k Area
01/11/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/10/2015228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
26/10/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/10/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/10/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Season: Two Generations. July. Sep-May. (Hibernating)
Foodplant:   Large range of plants.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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