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Nephopterix angustella
Spindle Knot-horn

(Hübner, 1796)62.032/1465
Norfolk status
Local, more common in recent years.

Very distinctive species showing a noticeable blackish patch of raised scale-tufts.

The larvae feed internally in the berries of spindle, including garden forms, such as Euonymus japonicus.

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
02/06/2019228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
31/05/2019428TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
30/05/2019127TG20 - Norwich
25/05/2019228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 20-25mm
Season: June and July and again in September and October.
Foodplant:   Spindle (within berries)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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