Pyralidae: Phycitinae

1483 (ABH62.058) Phycitodes binaevella, (Hübner, [1813])

KR06087

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is the largest and easiest of the three UK Phycitodes to identify.


Wingspan: 22-27 mm.
Foodplant(s): Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, fens, marshes and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 42 (15.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 25 August

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths