Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1509 (ABH45.012) Stenoptilia pterodactyla, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR05390

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a more ochreous wing colour than S. bipunctidactyla and also has white costal cilia.


Wingspan: 20-26 mm.
Foodplant(s): Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 June to 17 August

Similar Species
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher