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45.004 (BF1501)

Triangle Plume   

Platyptilia gonodactyla
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: July-August, September-May.  Adults: May-June, July-October

Larval foodplants

Colt’s-foot, possibly also Butterbur.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 29th October 1898 by the Gordon brothers, while the the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Bowhousepark, Caerlaverock, on 29th September 2011.

17 record(s) from 14 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2020
45.004 Platyptilia Gonodactyla
45.004 Platyptilia Gonodactyla
45.004 Platyptilia Gonodactyla

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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