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1452 (Dotted Oak Knot-horn), Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Resident. Usually occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats, especially near shrubbery hedgerows, but it is sometimes fairly common and occasionally common amongst deciduous woodland. Probably generally distributed in the west, perhaps less so in the east. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to late August, occasionally from the second week of June or to mid September. Larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011).

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Crowborough, 07 viii 2015 Photo: Charles Waters

Phycita roborella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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