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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume
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Stenoptilia zophodactylus
Dowdy Plume

(Duponchel, 1840)1507 / 45.021
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 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Stenoptilia zophodactylus (m) Hindolveston 29-7-2005 J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/08/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
23/07/2020228TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
23/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/09/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Flight: Two overlapping generations July - Sept.
Foodplant:   Centaury, yellow-wort and gentians.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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