Pterophoridae : Pterophorinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Orfordness. June 2016.

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Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
Twin-spot Plume
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Stenoptilia inopinata
Scarce Plume

Bigot & Picard, 20021508d / 45.015

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare immigrant species that has been captured on Orfordness.

Life Style: In Europe the moth is triple brooded flying during March, August and October. The larvae feed on Chaenorhinum rubrifolium that does not grow in Britain.

Identification: The moth is a plain grey brown colour with a large black spot at the cleft. It has a whitish saddle but is otherwise most similar to S. bipunctidactyla. If this species is suspected it can be confirmed by genitalia dissection More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla  |  Stenoptilia annadactyla >

Orford Ness capture by Mike Marsh - Raymond A Watson
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2016125TM44 - Orford Ness
25/06/2016125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
24/06/2016125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Wingspan: 16-18mm
Flight: March to October
Foodplant:   Chaenorhinum rubrifolium
Nat Status: immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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