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Platyptilia isodactylus
Hoary Plume

(Zeller, 1852)1502 / 45.006

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Local in southern England, below Pembroke and Norfolk. Meyrick specifically records it from ' Suffolk.'

Recent Status: A rare species nationally with one recent record in Suffolk.

Life Style: A double brooded wetland species recorded during May, June, August and September. The larvae feed on Senecio aquaticus. They feed primarily in the stems where they hibernate but also on the underside of leaves and in the seed-head.

Identification: A pale grey to brownish yellow species with darker brown markings showing a patch on the costa before the cleft and two dots at the base of the cleft. There is a long scale tooth on the third lobe of the hindwing.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1928.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2017125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
1928+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 |
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 19-29mm
Flight: June and Aug - Sept.
Foodplant:   Marsh ragwort, (Common ragwort)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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