Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Vitula serratilineella
Honey-comb Knot-horn

(Ragonot, 1887)1478a / 62.060
=Vitula edmandsii
Norfolk status
Suspected rare immigrant, or accidental import from North America, where resident in Beehives. First recorded in London 1930 and Yorkshire in 1997. Recently larvae found in a nest box containing Bombus hortorum bees in Northumberland 2016.

New for Norfolk in 2021 at Crostwight Common (Gen. Det. Male, M. A'Court, 09/06/2021)

2020 UK Taxonomic changes - Vitula edmandsii amended to V. serratilineella.

DNA barcoding indicates that Vitula edmandsii (Packard, 1865) and V. serratilineella (Ragonot, 1887) are separate species. Differences have not been found in the genitalia, but the two species differ externally. European populations agree with V. serratilineella (K. Berggren in litt. 2017) More Info...

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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09-06-2021 - Crostwight Common - Male - Mick ACourt
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09/06/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 20-25 mm
Foodplant:   Beeswax
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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