Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  17/06/2012 - Marsham Heath

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Ortholepis betulae
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Matilella fusca
Brown Knot-horn

(Haworth, 1811)1451 / 62.012
=Pyla fusca
Norfolk status
Heathland and moorland.
Likes to rest on areas of burnt heath, making use of some excellent camouflage!

Scattered distribution with only two post 2000 records.

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
13/07/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
10/07/2019227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
23/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/08/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: c. 26mm.
Season: June and July.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bilberry.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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