Irish moths

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Family: Pterophoridae       Sub-family: Pterophorinae

1497     *     Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Wingspan: 17-23mm. Hindwing has two dark tufts on trailing edge.

Flight time: July and September-May, hibernates through winter
Habitat: Gardens, hedgerows, cosatal areas

Larvae feed on range of herbaceous plants including Restharrow, Woundwort, crane's-bills and cultivated geraniums, Heather and mints.

Similar: A. punctidactyla is greyer and more speckled

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2010

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