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Porrittia galactodactyla
Spotted-white Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1514 / 45.031
=Spotted White Plume
=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)

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Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/06/2017128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
04/05/2015+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
18/06/2005128TL89Lynford (Snake Wood)
04/05/2004+28TL79Weeting (Roundhouse Plantation)
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Wingspan: 20-25mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Burdock.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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