Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Pterophoridae   Checklist Number: 45.044

Emmelina monodactyla   Linnaeus, 1758

Common Plume

A rather distinctive member of the ‘plume moths’ with its narrow curved forewings. It can be found all year round but the only two Outer Hebridean examples were in April and October. The larval food plants are Field Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis and Calystegia species