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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 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1993.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
30/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
28/08/2019127TG20 - Norwich
27/08/2019127TG24 - Cromer
26/08/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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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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