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Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Hoary Knot-horn
62.0430 (B&F: 1464)


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

Nationally Scarce A

Resident. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. Larvae are sometimes fairly common to common amongst sand-dunes and on vegetated shingle beaches but adults generally only occur singly at mv light. Very local, and chiefly found on the Selsey Peninsula and near Rye, although sightings have been made in a few places elsewhere along the East Sussex coast. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late July to late August, occasionally from the second week of July. Larvae feed on prickly saltwort. (Pratt, 2011).

Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Motcombe. Eastbourne., 05 viii 2013
Photo: David E Lester
Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
larval spinning on Prickly Saltwort
West Wittering, 04 x 2012
Photo: Tony Davis
Gymnancyla canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
larva on Prickly Saltwort
West Wittering, 04 x 2012
Photo: T Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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