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Elegia similella (Zincken, 1818)

(White-barred Knot-horn)
62.0100 (B&F: 1449)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Resident. The moth usually occurs singly or sparingly amongst deciduous woodland and on heathery commons. Widespread, but local. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to late July, occasionally from mid May. The larval foodplant has yet to be determined in Sussex, although oak has been listed elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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Etchingham, 15 vi 2007 Photo: Caroline Moore

Elegia similella (Zincken, 1818)

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