Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Local
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 2 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jul-Sep, hibernating until the following spring.
Foodplant: Herbaceous plants including Hedge Woundwort.
|Year first recorded||1816||2004||1816|
|Year last recorded||2010||2008||2010|
|Number of records||78||5||166|
|Number of individuals||89||5||188|
For the region, we have a total of 166 records from 74 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1816.
Davey, P., 2020: Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla: A widespread species across Britain, the larva feeding on hedge woundwort Stachys sylvatica. In Dorset, this species is marginally less often encountered than Amblyptilia acanthadactyla,1497. It also tends to be found in rather more humid, more shaded biotypes than its cogener, especially in wooded areas and increasingly in shaded gardens.