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45.01 ~ 1497 ~ Amblyptilia acanthadactyla ~ Beautiful Plume
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed over much of the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from several sites in the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-23mm.

Confusion species

A. punctidactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


A wide range of herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feed on the flowers and young leaves. Pupates on the host plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 27th Aug 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 6th Apr 2011, Morben Isaf

Photo by PRW, 18th Sept 2011, Commins Coch