Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1503 (ABH45.009) Gillmeria ochrodactyla (=Platyptilia), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR05378

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Although similar to P. pallidactyla, it often has a more distinctly marked forewing, and a banded brown and white hindleg.


Wingspan: 24-28mm
Foodplant(s): Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Hedgerows and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 03 August

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

Nationally Scarce B