Main: (Pterophoridae / Pterophorinae)
45.035 [B&F: 1515] Horehound Plume (Wheeleria spilodactylus) (Curtis, 1827)

 

Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on a few sites on chalky ground in southern England and southern Wales. On the Isle of Wight, found on the cliffs between Freshwater and the Needles, where the foodplant is common in patches along the cliff-edge and the moth, in one or more stages of the life-cycle, can reliably be found. Not recorded from Hampshire. Wingspan 20-25 mm. Larva feeds on White Horehound.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Ventnor (SZ57)1880-SouthAdult
Compton Down, nr Winchester (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Alum Bay (SZ38)01-May-1969-Chalmers-Hunt, JMLarval
Freshwater Bay (SZ38)1980oneAppleton, DPupal
Isle of Wight (SZ28)01-Aug-1980oneAppleton, DPupal
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)11-Jun-1981-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Emmet, AM; Agassiz, DJLLarval
Needles, West High & Tennyson Downs, West Wight (SZ38)1982-Anon-
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)13-Jul-201115Wilson, RLarval
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)13-Jul-2011fourWilson, RAdult
Chillerton Down (SZ48)22-Jul-2011oneWilson, RLarval
Chillerton Down (SZ48)22-Jul-2011oneWilson, RLarval
Chillerton Down (SZ48)22-Jul-2011oneWilson, RAdult
Chillerton Down (SZ48)22-Jul-2011oneWilson, RAdult
(SZ38)22-Jul-2011fourNorriss, TJ; Fomison, L; Cooke, DAdult
Totland (SZ38)26-Jul-2011oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)15-May-201212Barden, PLarval
Main Bench, High Down (SZ38)16-May-201255Barden, PLarval
(SZ38)20-Jul-201229Wilson, RLarval
Tennyson Down (SZ38)24-Jun-2013-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval

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