Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1512 (ABH45.034) Merrifieldia baliodactylus, (Zeller, 1841)



General Information

Wilted stems of Marjoram often betray the presence of larvae.

Wingspan: 20-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Hillsides and waste ground generally on calcareous soils.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 June to 27 June

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 Photo © Peter Bissell
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