Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Vitula biviella
Pine-blossom Knot-horn

(Zeller, 1848)1478b / 62.061
Norfolk status
Very rare immigrant from mainland Europe appearing as a migrant in south-eastern England. First recorded from a garden in Lydd, Kent on 13 July 1997. Since then there have been a number of records from neighbouring counties, with possible small breeding populations both in Kent and Suffolk, possibly now Norfolk.

Adult moths come to light. The larvae feed on the flowers of Scots Pine, living within a silken gallery amongst the young shoots.

New for Norfolk in July 2015 at Strumpshaw Fen (10/07/15, Ben Lewis)
New for VC28 in July 2017 at Holme (04/07/17, David Bratt)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2015.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
04-07-2017 - Holme Bird Observatory NOA - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/07/2018228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/07/2018328TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/07/2018228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 12-18mm
Season: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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