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Species Gillmeria pallidactyla - Hodges#6107

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Gillmeria
Species pallidactyla (Gillmeria pallidactyla - Hodges#6107)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
most recently Platyptilia pallidactyla, but also Pterophorus migadactylus, Pterophorus marginidactylus, Pterophorus nebulaedactylus, Platyptilus bischoffi, Pterophorus cervinidactylus, Platyptilus adustus
originally Alucita ochrodactyla
one of two species in this genus listed at All-Leps and Debbie Matthews' Pterophoridae of North America page
wingspan 23-27 mm
holarctic: widespread throughout North America and Eurasia
dry or sandy waste ground and similar habitats; adults hide in low foliage during the day, becoming active at dusk, and are attracted to light
adults fly in June and July
larvae feed on yarrow (Achillea spp.) and possibly tansy (Tanacetum spp.)
page creation based on Debbie Matthews' identification of this image
Internet References
live adult images by Chris Harlow and Gianpiero Ferrari, plus habitat, flight season, foodplants (UK Moths)
live adult images by various photographers (Chris Jonko, Poland)
live adult images by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult image (Jeff Higgott, UK)
pinned adult image (Kimmo and Seppo Silvonen, Finland)
links to images a few of which are now broken (Debbie Matthews, Pterophoridae of North America)
taxonomic history plus foodplants, world distribution map, and links to images (Markku Savela, FUNET)
species synonyms (Fauna Europaea)