Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Pterophorus pentadactyla
White Plume

(Linnaeus, 1758)45.030/1513
Norfolk status
Unmistakable, common species.
Pure white wings split from about halfway into feathery plumes. (2 on forewing, 3 on hindwing)
Grassland, fens, waste ground and gardens.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
24/07/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
18/07/2018127TG20 - Norwich
16/07/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Wingspan: 24-35mm.
Season: June - August.
Foodplant:   bindweed (Convolvulus)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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