Pterophoridae : Agdistinae
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Agdistis bennetii
Saltmarsh Plume

(Curtis, 1833)1488 / 45.001
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 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1906.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
12/09/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
07/09/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
04/09/2021128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
31/08/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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Wingspan: 24-30mm.
Flight: Two Generations May-July. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sea-lavender.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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