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Phycitodes maritima (Tengström, 1848)

Chalk Knot-horn
62.0570 (B&F: 1485)

Synonym(s):
Phycitodes carlinella (Heinemann, 1865)
Phycitodes cretacella (Rössler, 1866)


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

Local

A resident that generally occurs sparingly, although it is sometimes fairly common at mv light on vegetated shingle beaches along the coast and is common amongst deciduous woodland a few miles inland near Arundel. It is double-brooded, flying from late May to mid June and again from late July to late August. However, adults have been seen in every week from mid May to mid September. The larvae feed inside the flower-heads of ragwort. (Pratt, 2011).

Phycitodes maritima (Tengström, 1848)
Confirmed by Colin Pratt
Thorney Island, 04 ix 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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