The Moths of Suffolk
1502 Platyptilia isodactylus, (Zeller, 1852)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens and marshes

Flight Period : Double-brooded; June and August to September

Larval foodplants : Marsh ragwort (Senecio aqauticus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local in southern England, below Pembroke and Norfolk. Meyrick specifically records it from 'Suffolk.'

Wingspan details : Wingspan 19-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Life history chart
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