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Phycitodes saxicola (Vaughan, 1870)

Small Clouded Knot-horn
62.0590 (B&F: 1484)

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


A resident currently known from a few coastal sites, rarely found more than half a mile from the seashore. It usually occurs singly, sometimes sparingly at mv light on vegetated shingle beaches, amongst sand-dunes and in salt-marshes. It is apparently single-brooded flying mainly from the second week of June to early September. The larvae feed on Compositae but this has still to be proved in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011).

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Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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