Main: (Pterophoridae / Pterophorinae)
45.021 [B&F: 1507] Dowdy Plume (Stenoptilia zophodactylus) (Duponchel, 1840)

 

Notes: Local on sea cliffs, dry grassland and sand-dunes throughout much of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight has been recorded in the past from all three vice-counties, but there are no recent records from north Hampshire, and the species is probably under-recorded in the south and on the Island. Wingspan 16-23 mm. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Centaury, Yellow-wort and Gentian.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Freshwater10118/10/1997Adult
Ashlett Creek11221/07/2014Adult
Beaulieu Road, New Forest11119/09/1980Adult
Browndown11128/10/2005Adult
Browndown11109/10/2005Adult
Cranmore1001930Adult
Southsea11103/08/2006Adult
Southsea11129/07/2006Adult
Dur Hill Down11111/10/1997Adult
Dur Hill Down11111/10/1997Larval
Dur Hill Down11112/10/1998Adult
Eelmoor Marsh SSSI12121/07/2011Adult
Freshwater1011951Adult
Hilsea11114/09/1997Adult
Holbury11121/07/2014Adult
Totland10115/08/2003Adult
Newport (01)10119/08/1934Adult
Old Winchester Hill11113/06/2014Adult
Oxenbourne NR111009/07/1973Adult
Oxenbourne NR11225/07/1973Adult
Sandown1001924Adult
Stockbridge Down12109/09/2011Adult
Hayling11102/09/2002Adult
Ventnor1001856Adult
Ventnor1001880Adult
Sparsholt11031/08/1981Larval
Sparsholt11225/07/1981Adult
Sparsholt11327/09/1980Adult
Whippingham (74)1001924Adult
Yarmouth (74/92/01)1001900Adult
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