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Alucita hexadactyla
Many-plumed Moth Linnaeus, 1758
1288 / 44.001
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE79934916:Pocklington

Similar Yorkshire Species: None
Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Flight: Two generations, can occur any time.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle, Fly Honeysuckle, Snowberry.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Evidently widely distributed at the time of Porritt's lists (1883-86, 1907), it was seldom recorded during the middle years of the present [20th] century. Since 1980 it has occurred much more frequently and although still local there are records from all five vice-counties.

Beaumont, 2002: Has continued to increase in frequency and is now recorded widely throughout all five vice-counties.

Recorded in 121 (61%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/11/2023+64SE23 - Horsforth / Headingly / Pudsey
01/11/2023+62SE77 - Malton
25/10/2023165NZ30 - Great Smeaton
20/10/2023163SK39 - Ecclesfield
20/10/2023162TA08 - Scarborough
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