45.013 .... B&F 1508
Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla (Scopoli, 1763)
Status .....Probably not common anywhere in Nottinghamshire. Although regarded as being common and widespread in the UK, the national status of Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla is confusing, as this moth may be an aggregate of species, with confusion coming from the virtually identical Stenoptilia annadyctyla. Larval foodplant could be a key in seperating the two species in the field, with the larvae of Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla known to eat the leaves of Devil's-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis). The adult in the photographs was trapped at MV light in our garden, which has a great deal of Devil's-bit Scabious as a nectar source for insects.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenoptilia bipunctidactyla
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated January 2019

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