Brindled Plume - Amblyptilia punctidactyla

    Description

    Wingspan 18 to 23 mm. Superficially similar to A. acanthadactyla, this species is generally greyer and less warm in colouration, and has a more speckled appearance.

    Habitat

    Frequenting various habitats.

    When to see it

    There are two generations with moths flying in July and then from September, hibernating until the following spring.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on the flowers and unripe seeds of Hedge Woundwort and a number of other herbaceous plants.

    UK Status

    Widely but locally distributed over much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

    Reference
    45.011 BF1498

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map