Main: (Pterophoridae / Pterophorinae)
45.033 [B&F: 1510] Thyme Plume (Merrifieldia leucodactyla) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Local on chalk downland, sea cliffs and sandhills throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded on the downs in small numbers, barely annually. Not recorded reliably on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-25 mm. Thoroughly confused in the past with M. tridactyla from which separated only by microscopic examination of the antennae. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Sherborne St John12129/06/2015Adult
Sherborne St John12104/07/2009Adult
Cosham1102001Adult
Broughton Down11116/06/2008Adult
Broughton Down11214/06/2000Adult
Broughton Down11028/06/2000Adult
Broughton Down11114/06/2011Adult
Cosham11212/05/2001Adult
Leckford12009/07/1981Adult
Leckford12007/07/1985Adult
Leckford12029/06/1986Adult
Leckford12010/07/1986Adult
Leckford12011/07/1987Adult
Leckford12122/06/1992Adult
Leckford12022/06/1989Adult
Leckford12111/06/2011Adult
Leckford12119/06/2011Adult
Martin Down NNR8103/07/2010Adult
Martin Down NNR8403/07/2010Adult
Martin Down NNR8008/06/1992Adult
Oxenbourne Down11118/07/2007Adult
Oxenbourne Down11005/07/1975Adult
Porton Down12003/07/2003Adult
Porton Down12001/07/2000Adult
Stockbridge Down12007/07/1985Adult
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