Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Hypochalcia ahenella
Dingy Knot-horn

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)62.030/1457
Norfolk status
Rare.
Rather plain looking moth, with two faint darker cross bands and distinctive long labial palps.
Dry stony areas, grass banks and quarries.
Adults can be disturbed during the day and fly from dusk onwards.

Two modern day records from Cranwich heath in 1988 and not recorded again until 2012 when a specimen was taken at Hindringham Hall (M. Bellingham, 29/06/12)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2012.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2012128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
14/07/2005+28TL88 - Thetford
23/07/1988128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
1899+28TF80 - Swaffham
1884+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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Wingspan: c. 25 mm.
Season: June to August.
Foodplant:   Rock-rose and Wormwood.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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