Platyptilia gonodactyla

    Alt Name
    Triangle Plume
    Description

    Wingspan 20-30 mm. A pale species with bold markings towards the wing tips (the markings are often chestnut coloured).

    Habitat

    Open, grassy habitats and waste ground.

    When to see it

    The adults fly in two generations; one in May and June and a second in the autumn. They are regularly attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed in the stems and flowers of Coltsfoot.

    UK Status

    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.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    45.004 BF1501

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map