Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1524 (ABH45.044) Emmelina monodactyla, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR05552

 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Found on Bindweed, Great Staughton
Found on Bindweed, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Found on Bindweed, Great Staughton
Found on Bindweed, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Final instar, Great Staughton
Final instar, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The wings of this species vary from off-white to light brown and are usually dusted with darker scales. Only the outer third of each wing is split into plumes but the wings are usually so tightly rolled at rest that they look solid. A dark central spot on the forewing is usually visible.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Wingspan: 18-27mm.
Foodplant(s): bindweeds (Convolvulus spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: All year
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 109 (40.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 January to 30 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 03 June to 30 September



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5