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62.011 (BF1450)

Birch Knot-horn   

Ortholepis betulae
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.


A dark brown moth with sub-basal lines and raised scale tufts on the upper forewing which differentiate if from the the similar Matilella fusca.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants



Woodland and parks.


The first for Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway was found at Parkgate, Dumfriesshire, on 8th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering. No records from Kirkcudbrightshire or Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1982
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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