Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1507 (ABH45.021) Stenoptilia zophodactylus, (Duponchel, 1840)



General Information

This species is the only white-legged member of the genus found in the UK. Even so, it can easily be mistaken for a faded specimen of the common S. bipunctidactyla.

Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Centaury (Erythraea centaurium), Yellow-wort (Blackstonia perfoliata), gentians (Gentiana spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, July-September
National status: Local


Sea-cliffs, sandhills, grassland and other chalky or dry pastures.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 September to 03 September

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Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 Photo © Barry Dickerson