Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Pterophoridae   Checklist Number: 45.004

Platyptilia gonodactyla   [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775

Triangle Plume

Rare and first recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2010, it has a widespread distribution in Britain but it is uncommon in Scotland. Its prefered habitat of open grassy areas is plentiful so should prove more common. Bivoltine and occurs from May to June and autumn. Eggs are laid on Colt’s-foot Tussilago farfara. Recorded from Lewis and South Uist