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Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)

Gorse Knot-horn
62.0220 (B&F: 1443)


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

Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Adults generally occur singly or sparingly at mv light,although they are sometimes fairly common amongst sand-dunes, vegetated shingle beaches, and on chalk downland; larvae can be very common. Very local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of June to late August. Larvae feed on gorse. (Pratt, 2011).

Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Crowborough, 08 vii 2018
Photo: Bill Welch
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Heyshott Common, 14 vii 2019
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Wych Cross, 29 vii 2019
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Lewes, 29 vii 2020
Photo: Peter Tinning
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Eastbourne, 06 viii 2020
Photo: Dave Lester
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Ashdown Forest, 07 viii 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Kingsham, xx 2003
Photo: Sarah Patton
Pempelia genistella (Duponchel, 1836)
Bracklesham, 15 vii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee

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