Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Jul.
|Year first recorded||1936||1999||1936|
|Year last recorded||2010||2010||2010|
|Number of records||214||15||458|
|Number of individuals||329||15||688|
For the region, we have a total of 458 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1936.
Davey, P., 2020: White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla: A widespread and often common species in the UK, the larva feeding on convolvulus Calystegia sepium and bindweed Convolvulus arvensis. In Dorset, the moth is found commonly throughout the county, especially in urban habitat, on waste ground, on unimproved dry grassland on alkaline soils, and in wetlands.