Family: Pterophoridae Sub-family: Pterophorinae
Flight time: June-July, September-May, hibernates through winter.
Widely distributed in various habitats including hedgerows and gardens. Often hibernates indoors.
Food plants: Flowers and unripe seeds of Hedge Woundwort, Primrose, Columbine and Stork's-bill
A. acanthadactyla is very similar but browner colour and less speckled
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. 2010