Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Matilella fusca Haworth, 1811
Brown Knot-horn

Family: Pyralidae
Checklist Number: 62.012

Scarce and first recorded on South Uist in 2009 and in in 2010 on South Uist and Benbecula. The only other record for the Outer Hebrides was pre-1900. Active from June to July

Heather Calluna vulgaris and possibly Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus are the main foodplants

Matilella fusca
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