Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1497 (ABH45.010) Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, (Hübner, [1813])

KR05381

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has two protruding patches of black scales when at rest and when the hindwing is covered by the forewing.


Wingspan: 17-23mm.
Foodplant(s): restharrows (Ononis spp.), Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), geraniums (Geranium spp.), goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), mints (Mentha spp.)
Flying: Two generations, July and September-May (hibernates)
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland and other open habitats, woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 43 (15.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 January to 28 December

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