Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Pterophorus pentadactyla
White Plume

(Linnaeus, 1758)1513 / 45.030

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 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
03/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
01/09/2023128TF52Terrington St Clement
29/08/2023128TF74Titchwell NNR
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Wingspan: 24-35mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   bindweed (Convolvulus)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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