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Triangle plume / Пальцекрылка мать-и-мачеховая

Platyptilia gonodactyla


The wingspan is 22–28 mm. They have pale brown or grayish wings with chestnut coloured markings towards the tips. This species is very similar to Platyptilia nemoralis, but it shows a very small scaletooth at the dorsum of the third lobe. The caterpillars are about six millimeters long at the end of March. They have a glossy black head and black mouthparts, prothoracal shield and thoracic legs. The body is yellow, with a broad reddish back


This species can be found in the Palearctic ecozone These moths inhabit open, grassy areas, waste ground, meadows and spruce forest edge The moths fly from May to October depending on the location. They are active at dusk and night. This species has two generation a year, in June and in late July–September. The larvae feed on Tussilago and sometimes also Petasites


(Pterophoridae) Platyptilia gonodactyla Scientific classification e Kingdom: Animalia Clade: Euarthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Pterophoridae Genus: Platyptilia Species: P. gonodactyla Binomial name Platyptilia gonodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) [1] Synonyms Alucita gonodactyla Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775 Alucita diptera Sulzer, 1776 Platyptilia farfara Gregson, 1885 Alucita megadactyla Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775 Alucita trigonodactyla Haworth, 1811 Platyptilia gonodactyla

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Свердловская область, Russian Federation

Spotted on Aug 18, 2018
Submitted on Aug 18, 2018

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