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Platyptilia gonodactyla
Triangle Plume
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Platyptilia calodactyla
Golden-rod Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1500 / 45.005

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: This is a very rare species that is either immigrant or if it breeds, then has different foodplant from that which is accepted.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded summer flying species. The larvae feed in mature plants of Solidago virgaurea that are absent from Suffolk. They pupate in a cocoon, in or on the foodplant.

Identification: The moth is very similar to the commoner P. gonodactyla. It is distinguished by the first lobe being slightly more pointed and the apex of the dark triangle having whitish scales between it and the cleft. More Info Records should be supported by genitalia dissection. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 1989.
Additional Stats

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Date#VC10k Area
07/07/1989+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 18-25mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Goldenrod
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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