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Platyptilia isodactylus
Hoary Plume (Zeller, 1852)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1502 / 45.006
Photo © Colin Hart

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Triangle Plume
Platyptilia gonodactyla
Wingspan: 19-29mm
Flight: June and Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Marsh ragwort, (Common ragwort)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Uncertain. Rare.
Water meadows and other wet areas often in the lower reaches of rivers or even on damp ground by the sides of the road where marsh ragwort grows. Has been known to switch foodplant to common ragwort Senecia jacobea recently in the Netherlands and has expand rapidly.

Records from Norwich, 1871; Beccles, 1928; Salhouse, 1953.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 1953.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/1953+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
1928+27TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
1873 to 1913+27TG20 - Norwich
20/08/1871127TG20 - Norwich
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