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Pterophorus pentadactyla
White Plume (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1513 / 45.030
Photo © Peter Simpson,  17/07/2016 - Necton

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 24-35mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   bindweed (Convolvulus)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Unmistakable, common species.
Pure white wings split from about halfway into feathery plumes. (2 on forewing, 3 on hindwing)
Grassland, fens, waste ground and gardens.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/09/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
02/09/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
31/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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