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45.012 ~ 1509 ~ Stenoptilia pterodactyla ~ Brown Plume
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed throughout the British Isles, more common in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 20-26mm.

Confusion species

S. bipunctadactyla.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wet meadows, woodland edges and boggy places.


Germander speedwell.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva feed on flowers and seeds. Pupates in an elevated part of the stem.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 16th July 2013, Commins Coch