Irish moths

Platyptilia isodactylus

Family: Pterophoridae       Sub-family: Pterophorinae

1502     *     Platyptilia isodactylus

Scattered, local
Wingspan: 19-29mm

Flight time: June-August
Habitat: Marshy ground, fens

Larvae feed in stems of Marsh Ragwort (Senecio aquaticus). Frass can sometimes be seen extruded at leaf axils.

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

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