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Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, [1813])

Ermine Knot-horn
62.0580 (B&F: 1483)

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


A resident, well distributed in the far east, in coastal districts, and in the far west, but perhaps missing from elsewhere. It usually occurs sparingly, sometimes fairly commonly at mv light, in a wide range of habitats. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to the third week of August, sometimes from early June to late August. The larvae feed in the seed-heads of spear thistle. (Pratt, 2011).

Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813)
Scotney Estate, 25 v 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813)
Woods Mill, 02 viii 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813)
Henfield, 19 vi 2020
Photo: Paula Blake
Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813)
Steyning, 11 vii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Phycitodes binaevella (Hübner, 1813)
Lindfield, 13 vii 2007
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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