Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1501 (ABH45.004) Platyptilia gonodactyla, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Jonathan Newman

General Information
Wingspan: 22-28mm.
Foodplant(s): Colt's-foot (Tussilago farfara), Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August-September
National status: Common


Open, grassy habitats and waste ground including roadsides and railway banks.

Regional Information

Recorded in 26 (9.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 04 October

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