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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

Status and ecology:

National Status: 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).

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Trapped by Derek Lee and Mike Snelling
East Head, 27 vi 2015 Photo: Bob Foreman

Anerastia lotella (Hübner, 1913)

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