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1515 Pterophorus spilodactylus

(Curtis, 1827)

Adult on foodplant
Pterophorus spilodactylus (Adult on foodplant)

Adult on foodplant

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Adult on foodplant

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1515 Pterophorus spilodactylus

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1515 Pterophorus spilodactylus

(Curtis, 1827)

Wingspan 20-25 mm.

This rather attractive plume moth is a local species, found chiefly on the Isle of Wight and a few scattered localities in Wales and in southern England.

It inhabits mainly chalky soils, and is found on the wing from July to September.

The larvae feed on white horehound (Marrubium vulgare) and are well-camouflaged and difficult to see.

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