1452 Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella ABH 62.029
Denis & Schiffermüller 1775
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Moths Pyralidae » Phycitinae
Wingspan 24-29 mm.
Phenology The single generation on the wing in July and August, flies from dusk into the night and attracted to light
Description The adults of this quite attractive species have a subtle pattern of red, black and grey on the upperwings. Recognised by the reddish admixture of the forewing, together with the broadly triangular dark patch before first line
Life Cycle The larvae feed on oak (Quercus), spinning leaves together with silk.