Triangle Plume - Platyptilia gonodactyla
Wingspan 20-30 mm. A pale species with bold markings towards the wing tips (the markings are often chestnut coloured).
Open, grassy habitats and waste ground.
The adults fly in two generations; one in May and June and a second in the autumn. They are regularly attracted to light.
The larvae feed in the stems and flowers of Coltsfoot.
This relatively common member of the 'Plume' moths has a widespread distribution in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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