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Porrittia galactodactyla
Spotted White Plume ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1514 / 45.031
Photo © Lee Gregory,  Larval feeding signs on Great Burdock Stanford Training Area 17.5.2014

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 20-25mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Burdock.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare Breckland woodland species.
Characteristic droop to the rear lobe of the forewing.

Larvae cause characteristic, easy to spot leaf damage on Burdock and Lesser Burdock in May, giving the appearance leaves have been blasted with a shot gun!

(=Porrittia galactodactyla)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2017.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/05/2015+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/05/2014+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
18/06/2005128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
04/05/2004+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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