The Moths of Suffolk
1503 Platyptilia ochrodactyla, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Hedgerows, grassland, disturbed land

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), in the stem

Records : Lakenheath (J Clarke 12.vi.1997), Dunwich (SMG 27.vii.2001), Kelsale (J Clarke 1998), Ixworth (P Bryant 7.vii.2002), Dunwich Heath (M Cornish 7.viii.2004)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-28mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPlatyptilia pallidactyla

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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