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Ortholepis betulae (Goeze, 1778)

(Birch Knot-horn)
62.0110 (B&F: 1450)

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

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Resident and suspected immigrant. In danger of extinction in both vice-counties. In East Sussex the moth occurs singly at mv light, generally on heaths and in deciduous woods; undetected in West Sussex since 1992. Single- brooded, flying mainly from early July to mid August, occasionally from late June. The larval foodplant has yet to be determined in Sussex, although birch serves elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011).

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