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Phycitodes binaevella
Ermine Knot-horn (Hübner, 1813)
Pyralidae: Phycitinae
1483 / 62.058
Photo © Dave Jones,  21/07/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

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Similar Norfolk Species
Chalk Knot-horn
Phycitodes maritima
Large Clouded Knot-horn
Homoeosoma nebulella
Wingspan: 22-27 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Spear Thistle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Largest and easiest of the three British Phycitodes to identify.
Heathland, fens, marshes and gardens.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1914.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021128TF64 - Hunstanton
16/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/09/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
01/09/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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