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45.033 [B&F: 1510] Thyme Plume (Merrifieldia leucodactyla) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Local on chalk downland, sea cliffs and sandhills throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded on the downs in small numbers, barely annually. Not recorded reliably on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 18-25 mm. Thoroughly confused in the past with M. tridactyla from which separated only by microscopic examination of the antennae. Larva feeds on Wild Thyme.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down (SU01)08-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, RMAdult
Martin Down (SU01)03-Jul-2010oneCoomber, RAdult
Martin Down (SU01)03-Jul-2010fourCoomber, RAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)05-Jul-1975-Langmaid, JR; Dickson, RJAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)14-Jun-2000twoDobson, AHAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)28-Jun-2000-Dobson, AHAdult
Cosham (SU60)2001-Jennings, TJAdult
Cosham (SU60)12-May-2001twoJennings, TJAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)18-Jul-2007oneLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)16-Jun-2008oneBaker, MAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)14-Jun-2011oneEvans, GCAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford (SU33)09-Jul-1981-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)07-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)07-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Leckford (SU33)29-Jun-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PH; Parsons, MSAdult
Leckford (SU33)10-Jul-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)11-Jul-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)22-Jun-1989-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)22-Jun-1992oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Porton Down (SU23)01-Jul-2000-Green, DGAdult
Porton Down (SU23)03-Jul-2003-Green, DGAdult
Sherborne St John (SU65)04-Jul-2009oneMontegriffo, NJAdult
Leckford (SU33)11-Jun-2011oneNorriss, TJ; Fomison, LAdult
Leckford (SU33)19-Jun-2011oneEvans, GCAdult
Sherborne St John (SU65)29-Jun-2015oneMontegriffo, NJAdult

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