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Hellinsia carphodactyla
Citron Plume (Hübner, 1813)
Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae
1519 / 45.039
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Ringstead Downs, 1995 - A. Irwin Collection - Norwich Castle Museum.

Similar Norfolk Species
Hemp-agrimony Plume
Adaina microdactyla
Wingspan: 14-23 mm.
Flight: June and Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Ploughman's Spikenard, Carline Thistle.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.

Larvae live in the tops of the foodplant causing the small buds to turn yellowish in summer; later moving to the flowers to attack the unripe seeds.

Records from Ringstead, Cranwich and Narborough.

New for VC27 in 2014.

(=Hellinsia carphodactyla)

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
22/08/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
30/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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