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Stenoptilia annadactyla
Small Scabious Plume
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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume

(Scopoli, 1763)1508 / 45.013
Norfolk status
Smaller than Stenoptilia pterodactyla; greyish rather than brown, more prominent spots to the forewing giving a peppered look. It is quite likely these two species are being confused and mis-recorded in Norfolk.

Specimens found as larvae on Scabiosa columbaria in the Brecks have been attributed to Stenoptilia annadyctyla which has similar wings, but distinct differences in the female genitalia.

Examination of the genitalia is therefore advised.

Final instar larvae is usualy green with a dark red dorsal line bordered by yellow/green subdorsal lines.

Grassland and scrub.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2018228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
15/07/2016127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
14/07/2016127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
23/07/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 17-25 mm.
Season: Two overlapping generations May - Oct.
Foodplant:   Devil's-bit Scabious, Field Scabious and Small Scabious.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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