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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 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/09/2018127TG20 - Norwich
02/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/08/2018127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
22/08/2018128TL78 - 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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