Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Similar Norfolk Species
Phycitodes binaevella
Ermine Knot-horn
Phycitodes saxicola
Small Clouded Knot-horn
Phycitodes maritima
Chalk Knot-horn

(Tengström, 1848)62.057/1485
Norfolk status
One of three British species of Phycitodes which are difficult to separate from one another and are best identified by dissection of the genitalia. Records cannot be accepted without voucher specimen.
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Dissected records from Winterton. Snettisham. Holme Dunes. Dersingham Bog. Hindolveston. Sculthorpe Moor & Scole.

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
06/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
02/08/2015228TM08 - Banham/Lopham
31/07/2015228TM08 - Banham/Lopham
11/06/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 18-22 mm.
Season: May to August.
Foodplant:   Yarrow and Ragwort.
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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