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62.039 (BF1486)

Heath Knot-horn   

Apomyelois bistriatella
Adult: 2
Resident. rare.


A dark grey moth with a paler arched costa.

Recording Method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

May-September. May be a migrant to our region.

Larval food

The fungus Daldinia vernicosa.


Gorse and Birch woodland and scrub.


The first for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was trapped at Clifton on 9th July 2014; genitalia dissection proved it to be a female.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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