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Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dotted Oak Knot-horn
62.0290 (B&F: 1452)

Synonym(s):
Phycita spissicella (Fabricius, [1777])


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

Common

Resident. Usually occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, especially near shrubbery hedgerows, but it is sometimes fairly common and occasionally common amongst deciduous woodland. Probably generally distributed in the west, perhaps less so in the east. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally from the second week of June or to mid September. Larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011).

Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 07 viii 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Lindfield, 16 vi 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman
Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bransgore, New Forest, 19 viii 2012
Photo: Simon Curson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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