Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Platyptilia gonodactyla [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Triangle Plume

Family: Pterophoridae
Checklist Number: 45.004

Rare and first recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2010, it has a widespread distribution in Britain but it is uncommon in Scotland. Its preferred habitat of open grassy areas is plentiful so should prove more common. Bivoltine and occurs from May to June and autumn

The larvae feed on interior of the stems and flowers Coltsfoot Tussilago farfara

Platyptilia gonodactyla
TOP