Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Porrittia galactodactyla
Spotted White Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1514 / 45.031
=Pterophorus galactodactyla
Norfolk status
Rare Breckland woodland species.
Characteristic droop to the rear lobe of the forewing.

Larvae cause characteristic, easy to spot leaf damage on Burdock and Lesser Burdock in May, giving the appearance leaves have been blasted with a shot gun!

(=Porrittia galactodactyla)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/05/2015+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/05/2014+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
18/06/2005128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
04/05/2004+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 20-25mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Burdock.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (1)
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