Pyralidae : Phycitinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Kingsford CP, 5.6.21.

Similar West Midlands Species
Ortholepis betulae
Birch Knot-horn
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Matilella fusca
Brown Knot-horn

(Haworth, 1811)1451 / 62.012
=Pyla fusca

A species of heathland but also gardens and woodland.

Larvae live in a web on the foodplant from July to May. Adults often rest during the day and have a liking for burnt twigs. They come readily to light.

Note similar to Ortholepis betulae but that species has a scale tuft preceding the first crossline.

Recorded in 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: c. 26mm.
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Heather and Bilberry.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/201920VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
28/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
27/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO24
15/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ80
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
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