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Nephopterix angustella
Spindle Knot-horn

(Hübner, 1796)1465 / 62.032
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 34 (49%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020227TG20 - Norwich
24/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/06/2020227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
21/06/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 20-25mm
Flight: 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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