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Pterophorus pentadactyla
White Plume

(Linnaeus, 1758)1513 / 45.030

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant among convolvulus everywhere, from Shotley to Gorleston; bred at Ipswich in 1894; frequent at Monks Soham light in July.

Recent Status: A common species.

Life Style: A single or double brooded species flying from June to September. The larvae feed on Convolvulus and Calystegia. The larvae hibernate. They pupate on the foodplant.

Identification: Our common large white plume moth.
The larvae initially graze the lower epidermis of a leaf before hibernation. The following year they feed on the leaves and flowers.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/06/2020126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/06/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
24/06/2020125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/06/2020125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Wingspan: 24-35mm.
Flight: June - August.
Foodplant:   bindweed (Convolvulus)
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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