Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1509 (ABH45.012) Stenoptilia pterodactyla, (Linnaeus, 1761)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

This species has a more ochreous wing colour than S. bipunctidactyla and also has white costal cilia.

Wingspan: 20-26 mm.
Foodplant(s): Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 38 (14.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 30 August

Similar Species
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher