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Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Brown Plume (Linnaeus, 1761)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1509 / 45.012
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Similar Norfolk Species
Twin-spot Plume
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Dowdy Plume
Stenoptilia zophodactylus
Wingspan: 20-26 mm.
Flight: Jun - Aug.
Foodplant:   Germander speedwell.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Easily disturbed from vegetation in the daytime.

Usually larger than Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla; richer brown in colour giving the impression of a neater overall moth. See recording notes under bipunctidactyla

Recorded in 58 (78%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2021127TG20 - Norwich
30/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/09/2021128TF80 - Swaffham
02/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
21/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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