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Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Heather Knot-horn
62.0230 (B&F: 1442)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Pyralidae
      »Subfamily: Phycitinae
        »Tribe: Phycitini

Local

Resident. In West Sussex the moth is sometimes fairly common at mv light on heaths and amongst deciduous woodland, while in East Sussex sightings are confined to singletons on Ashdown Forest. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to early August, occasionally to late August. Larvae are associated with heather. (Pratt, 2011).

Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 14 vi 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Chailey Common, 12 vi 2018
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bracklesham, 06 vii 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Pempelia palumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lewes, 23 vi 2009
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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