Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Oxyptilus parvidactyla
Small Plume
Oxyptilus laetus
Scarce Light Plume
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Oxyptilus distans
Breckland Plume

(Zeller, 1847)1491 / 45.026
=Crombrugghia distans
Norfolk status
Local, records from Brecks and North Norfolk coast.
Grassland habitats.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Oxyptilus distans, Z. Merton, Thetford, Brandon, Swaffham ; principally upon the' Breck-sand ' ; little known elsewhere in the United Kingdom"

Species originally recorded as Oxypilus laetus by Barret. Changed to O. Distans c1883 after correspondence with Prof. Zeller and by comparison with authentic specimens.

Recorded in 32 (43%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Oxyptilus distans (m) Holkham 18-8-2005 - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
30/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
27/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
26/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
25/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 15-22mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   hawk-beards, hawkweeds and sow-thistles.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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