Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

1503 (ABH45.009) Gillmeria ochrodactyla (=Platyptilia), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

Although similar to P. pallidactyla, it often has a more distinctly marked forewing, and a banded brown and white hindleg.

Wingspan: 24-28mm
Foodplant(s): Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Hedgerows and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 03 August

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 Photo © David Griffiths

Nationally Scarce B