Irish moths

Amblyptilia punctidactyla

Family: Pterophoridae       Sub-family: Pterophorinae

1498     *     Amblyptilia punctidactyla

Wingspan: 18-23mm

Flight time: June-July, September-May, hibernates through winter.
Widely distributed in various habitats including hedgerows and gardens. Often hibernates indoors.

Food plants: Flowers and unripe seeds of Hedge Woundwort, Primrose, Columbine and Stork's-bill

A. acanthadactyla is very similar but browner colour and less speckled

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

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