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62.059 (BF1484)

Small Clouded Knot-horn   

Phycitodes saxicola
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.


Very similar to Phycitodes binaevella, P.maritima and Homoeosoma nebulella and H.nimbella. Larger than the other Phyticodes species but genital dissection suggested for confident identification.

Recording Method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplant

Composit flower heads including chamomiles, mayweeds and fleabanes.


Coastal habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Colvend parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 1879 by Francis Buchanan White, while the first for Wigtownshire was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimens at National Museums Scotland. No records from Dumfriesshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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