Brindled Plume - Amblyptilia punctidactyla
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.
Frequenting various habitats.
There are two generations with moths flying in July and then from September, hibernating until the following spring.
The larvae feed on the flowers and unripe seeds of Hedge Woundwort and a number of other herbaceous plants.
Widely but locally distributed over much of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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