Irish moths

Platyptilia gonodactyla

Family: Pterophoridae       Sub-family: Pterophorinae

1501     *     Platyptilia gonodactyla

Widespread, fairly common
Wingspan: 20-30mm

Flight time: Two generations, May-June, September-October
Habitat: Waste ground, open grassy habitats

Food plant: Flowers and stems of Coltsfoot, also Butterbur.
Larvae in leaf mine July-August, then external on leaf.

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

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