Pyralidae : Phycitinae
Photo © Brian Jones,  Yarmouth North Beach 10/08/15 (Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

Similar Norfolk Species
Phycitodes maritima
Chalk Knot-horn
Homoeosoma nimbella
Scarce Clouded Knot-horn
Phycitodes saxicola
Small Clouded Knot-horn

(Vaughan, 1870)62.059/1484
Norfolk status
Coastal habitats.

Part of a complex of three very similar species occurring in Britain. Generally the smallest of the Phycitodes, reference to the genitalic structure is required.

Recent records from Costessey (Norwich) and Yarmouth Beach where there seems a small population present.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2016627TG50 - Yarmouth
10/08/2015127TG50 - Yarmouth
14/08/2001127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/07/1999+27TG51 - Winterton/Caister
22/08/1995128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: c. 17mm
Season: June and August
Foodplant:   Ragwort, Chamomile etc.
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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