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Anerastia lotella (Hübner, [1813])

Sandhill Knot-horn
62.0690 (B&F: 1432)


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

Nationally Scarce B

Resident. Occurs sparingly to fairly commonly to light on sand dunes or vegetated shingle beaches, but can occur up to five miles inland. Probably confined as a breeding species to Rye, Climping and the Selsey Peninsula. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to early August. Larval foodplant has yet to be determined in Sussex, although unspecified grasses have been listed elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

Anerastia lotella (Hübner, 1913)
Trapped by Derek Lee and Mike Snelling
East Head, 27 vi 2015
Photo: Bob Foreman
Anerastia lotella (Hübner, 1913)
East Head, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Anerastia lotella (Hübner, 1913)
East Head, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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