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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Platyptilia isodactylus (belatedly)
I've just been sorting out some photos taken on 5th June during Marsh Fritillary surveys. One of them was of the plume Platyptilia isodactylus, which I'd completely forgotten I'd seen. The location was SN5508.
The moth is associated with Marsh Ragwort and I've kicked it up a couple of times in the past from horse- and cattle-grazed marshy fields which support large quantities of the plant. It is probably under-recorded as I don't think it comes to light all that well.