Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1504 (ABH45.008) Gillmeria pallidactyla (=Platyptilia), (Haworth, 1811)

KR05377

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

This species is active from dusk onwards. The adults hide amongst low foliage during the day.


Wingspan: 23-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Yarrow (Achillia millefolium)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, dry or sandy waste ground.

Regional Information

Recorded in 16 (5.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 19 August

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