Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 3 See here for explanation
Flight time: Jun-Aug.
Foodplant: Germander Speedwell.
|Year first recorded||1885||2002||1885|
|Year last recorded||2010||2002||2010|
|Number of records||70||1||142|
|Number of individuals||230||4||468|
For the region, we have a total of 142 records from 68 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.
Davey, P., 2020: Brown Plume Stenoptilia pterodactyla: A species found across the UK, more frequently in the south than in the north, the larva feeding on germander speedwell Veronica chamaedrys. In Dorset, the species occurs mainly on alkaline soils, particularly on unimproved dry grassland, but also along forest edge, tracks and within forest clearings on chalk.