Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1517 (ABH45.043) Adaina microdactyla, (Hübner, [1813])


 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © David Griffiths

General Information

This is the smallest of the Plume moths found in the UK.

The larvae feed on the stems of hemp agrimony and sometimes cause a slight gall.

Wingspan: 13-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Hemp-agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and July-September
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 July to 03 November

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