Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1508 (ABH45.013) Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR05397

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


General Information

This is one of several very similar moths which can be difficult to distinguish.


Wingspan: 17-25 mm.
Foodplant(s): Devil's-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis), Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis), Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, May-October
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 30 (11.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 25 October

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson