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Gentian Plume

Stenoptilia pneumonanthes

Checklist Number
45.020 [B&F: 1505]

Verification
Record requires retention of specimen until confirmed, and may require dissection. Consult with CMR if unsure

Classification

Family:Pterophoridae
Subfamily:Pterophorinae
Genus:Stenoptilia
Species:pneumonanthes
Authority:(B├╝ttner, 1880)

Extinct in the British Isles, formerly on heaths in Dorset and Hampshire, where recorded in the past from boggy areas of the New Forest, but the moth has not been seen since 1969. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-22 mm. Larva feeds on flowers and seeds of Marsh Gentian.

VC11 South Hampshire

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Beaulieu Road Station (SU30)28/08/1969-Barry GoaterLarval feeding signs