Main: (Pterophoridae / Pterophorinae)
45.025 [B&F: 1490] Small Plume (Oxyptilus parvidactyla) (Haworth, 1811)

 

Notes: Local, on heaths, dry pastures and chalk downland, throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire, locally common on unspoilt downland, but not recorded recently from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-18mm. Difficult to differentiate from other Oxyptilus, unless reared from the host plant or via dissection. A diurnal moth, and can be seen in afternoon sunshine, until dusk. The flight period is June to July. Larva feeds on Mouse-ear Hawkweed, living within a spun or rolled leaf.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Broughton Down11003/07/1983Adult
Fareham11103/08/2014Adult
Leckford12029/06/1986Adult
Micheldever12107/07/2006Adult
Micheldever1201971Not recorded
Old Burghclere12109/06/2012Adult
Old Burghclere12130/05/2012Adult
Oxenbourne Down11006/07/1985Adult
Oxenbourne NR11126/05/1973Adult
Oxenbourne NR11101/06/1974Adult
Oxenbourne NR11125/05/1974Adult
Oxenbourne NR11114/07/1972Adult
Portsdown11018/07/1981Adult
Portsdown11324/06/2015Adult
Portsdown11104/06/2016Adult
Portsdown11113/07/1972Adult
Sandown1001856Adult
Ventnor1001880Adult
Ventnor1001856Adult
Weston Colley12102/07/2010Adult
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