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62.012 (BF1451)

Brown Knot-horn   

Pyla fusca
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


A dark brown moth lacking sub-basal lines and raised scales found in the similar Ortholepis betulae.

Recording method

Attracted to light. Often disturbed in the field.

Flight period


Larval foodplants





The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Portling, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 26th August 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Dumfriesshire at Kettletonhead on 13th July 1977, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Tandoo Point on 29th July 2012.

22 record(s) from 11 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2022 2015
62.012 Matilella Fusca
62.012 Matilella Fusca

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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