Pterophoridae : Agdistinae
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Agdistis bennetii
Saltmarsh Plume

(Curtis, 1833)45.001/1488
Norfolk status
Distinctive resting posture with V shaped wings.
Coastal saltmarshes, occasional wanderers can be found inland.

Unlike the other members of the Pterophoridae, the Agdistinae have forewings which are not cleft or separated into 'plumes'

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/10/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/08/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/08/2018127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
21/08/2018328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/08/2018127TG24 - Cromer
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Wingspan: 24-30mm.
Season: Two Generations May-July. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sea-lavender.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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