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45.007 [B&F: 1499] Irish Plume (Platyptilia tesseradactyla) (Linnaeus, 1761)


Extinct in the British Isles, formerly on limestone downland in parts of southern Ireland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 17-20 mm. Larva feeds on stems of Mountain Everlasting and Helichrysum.

Flightime guide

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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