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62.057 (BF1485)

Chalk Knot-horn   

Phycitodes maritima
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.


Very similar to Phycitodes saxicolaP.binaevella and Homoeosoma nebulella and H.nimbella. Genital dissection suggested for confident identification.

Recording Method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplant

Composites including yarrows and ragworts.


Coastal habitats, also, increasingly found inland in various habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 23rd June 2005.

10 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2021 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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