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Photo © Dave Appleton,  25/08/2016 - Burnham Overy Dunes - male (gen det)

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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume
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Stenoptilia zophodactylus
Dowdy Plume

(Duponchel, 1840)45.021/1507
Norfolk status
One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate.
Only British member of the genus with white legs, but can easily be mistaken for a faded specimen of the common Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla.
Sea-cliffs, sandhills, grassland
and other chalky or dry pastures.

Recent records at Leziate, 2003; Horsey, 2003; Hindolveston, 2005; Winterton Dunes, 2008.

Recorded in 13 (19%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Stenoptilia zophodactylus (m) Hindolveston 29-7-2005 J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2018127TG24 - Cromer
04/09/2017128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
23/07/2017128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
17/07/2017128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/05/2017128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Season: Two overlapping generations July - Sept.
Foodplant:   Centaury, yellow-wort and gentians.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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