White Plume Moth

Pterophorus pentadactylaPhotoForewing length: 14 mm 

The most striking and beautiful of the plume moths, larger than the others and pure white. The forewings are clearly separated for half their length when the moth is perched. Often disturbed by day when its ghostly appearance in flight and when perched is unmistakable. At night feeds on valerians. 

Flight Period
Double brooded, March - August. 

Larval Food plants
Leaves and flowers of bindweeds 

Dry grasslands, gardens, hedgerows. 

Resident, common and widely distributed.