Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume
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Stenoptilia zophodactylus
Dowdy Plume

(Duponchel, 1840)45.021/1507
Norfolk status
Rare.
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.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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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