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Assara terebrella
Dark Spruce Knot-horn

(Zincken, 1818)1461 / 62.047

A local species of mature spruce plantations and sometimes gardens.

Larvae live in the developing cones of Norway Spruce causing them to fall prematurely. Adults come to light.

Recorded in 19 (14%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 22-25mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
07/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO77
03/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO37
16/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
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