Family: Pterophoridae Sub-family: Pterophorinae
1497 * Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Wingspan: 17-23mm. Hindwing has two dark tufts on trailing edge.
Flight time: July and September-May, hibernates through winter
Habitat: Gardens, hedgerows, cosatal areas
Larvae feed on range of herbaceous plants including Restharrow, Woundwort, crane's-bills and cultivated geraniums, Heather and mints.
Similar: A. punctidactyla is greyer and more speckled
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2010