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Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)

Spindle Knot-horn
62.0320 (B&F: 1465)


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

Local

Resident and suspected immigrant. The moth usually occurs singly at mv light, sometimes sparingly, in a wide range of habitats. Very irregular in appearance. Double-brooded, flying mainly throughout June and again from early August to the third week of September. Adults have been seen in every week from early June to late September. Larvae feed inside spindle berries, although this has yet to be confirmed from Sussex experience. (Pratt, 2011).

Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Crowborough, 06 v 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Crowborough, 06 v 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Steyning, 04 vii 2018
Photo: Olly Ellis
Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Lindfield, 28 viii 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman
Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Findon Valley, 12 v 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling
Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1796)
Lewes, 29 vi 2012
Photo: Peter Tinning

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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