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Pempelia palumbella
Heather Knot-horn ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pyralidae: Phycitinae
1442 / 62.023
Photo © Dave Appleton,  21/06/2014 - Holt Lowes

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 21-27 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Heather and Milkwort.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common on most heathland sites and Dersingham bog.

Easily disturbed from amongst heather on sunny days.

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
31/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
29/07/2020328TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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