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Agdistis bennetii
Saltmarsh Plume (Curtis, 1833)
Pterophoridae: Agdistinae
1488 / 45.001
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 24-30mm.
Flight: Two Generations May-July. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sea-lavender.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Distinctive resting posture with V shaped wings.
Coastal saltmarshes, occasional wanderers can be found inland.

Unlike the other members of the Pterophoridae, the Agdistinae have forewings which are not cleft or separated into 'plumes'

Recorded in 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/09/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
11/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
10/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
09/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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