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Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794)

Twin-barred Knot-horn
62.0540 (B&F: 1481)

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


A resident that is very local and irregular in appearance. It generally occurs singly, sometimes sparingly or fairly commonly, on the Downs, among sand-dunes and on vegetated shingle beaches. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to the third week of August, occasionally from late May and sometimes to early September. The larvae feed on the roots of ribwort plantain. (Pratt, 2011).

Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794)
Etchingham, 06 viii 2015
Photo: Caroline Moore
Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794)
Wheelers Bay, Isle of Wight, 09 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Foreman
Homoeosoma sinuella (Fabricius, 1794)
Findon Valley, 27 vi 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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