Main: (Crambidae / Crambinae)
63.112 [B&F: 1325] Platytes alpinella (Hübner, [1813])


Nationally scarce (Nb) on coastal sand-dunes and shingle beaches from Devon to Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a rare coastal species which is very occasionally reported inland. Wingspan 18-22 mm. The characteristic shape of the forewing, together with dark costal band and fine median longitudinal stripe prevent confusion with any other species [Goater]. Larva feeds on various mosses.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

% of total records
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 8
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
St Helens (SZ68)1909-Prout, LBAdult
St Helens (SZ68)01-Jul-1959-Lobb, JAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)16-Aug-1983-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)22-Aug-1987-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)12-Jul-1994oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)12-Aug-1998oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)31-Aug-2005oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)03-Jul-2006oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin (SZ58)16-Jul-2015oneOutlaw, IAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Titchfield Haven (SU50)08-Jul-1975oneDickson, RJAdult
Hayling island (SZ79)197713Walters, JAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)11-Aug-1984oneWalters, JAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)07-Jul-1985oneWalters, JAdult
Brick Kiln Inclosure (SU20)29-Jul-1991-Pickles, AJAdult
Highcliffe (SZ29)23-Jul-1992-Wild, EHAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)20-Aug-1997oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)22-Aug-1997oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Sinah Common, Hayling (SZ69)15-Aug-1998oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)10-Aug-1999oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Stubbington (SU50)03-Aug-2004oneHoughton, DAdult
Funtley (SU50)03-Aug-2004oneOpie, MAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)30-Aug-2005oneJohnson, AAdult
Pennington Marsh (SZ39)16-Jul-2006oneWynn, RBAdult
Stubbington (SU50)19-Jul-2006oneHoughton, DAdult
Funtley (SU50)30-Jul-2008oneCodlin, TDAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)26-Jul-2009oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)31-Jul-2009oneSpraggs, GSAAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)02-Aug-2009oneSpraggs, GSAAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)09-Jul-2010oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)01-Aug-2011oneJohnson, AAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)03-Aug-2011oneCoker, KAdult
Southsea (SZ69)23-Jul-2012oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)04-Aug-2012oneJohnson, AAdult
Southsea (SZ69)12-Aug-2012twoLangmaid, JRAdult
Funtley (SU50)17-Jul-2013oneOpie, MAdult
Sandy Point (SZ79)21-Jul-2013oneJohnson, AAdult
Funtley (SU50)19-Jul-2014oneOpie, MAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)19-Jul-2014oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)08-Aug-2014oneGoodridge, JAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Martyr Worthy (SU53)02-Jul-1976oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Farnborough (SU85)23-Jul-1994oneParfitt, RWAdult

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