Pterophoridae: Pterophorinae

05426 Stenoptilia zophodactylus, (Duponchel, 1840)

BF1507 (ABH45.021)


General Information

This species is the only white-legged member of the genus found in the UK. Even so, it can easily be mistaken for a faded specimen of the common S. bipunctidactyla.

Wingspan: 16-23mm.
Foodplant(s): Centaury (Erythraea centaurium), Yellow-wort (Blackstonia perfoliata), gentians (Gentiana spp.)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, July-September
National status:


Sea-cliffs, sandhills, grassland and other chalky or dry pastures.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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