Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Pyralidae   Checklist Number: 62.012

Matilella fusca   Haworth, 1811

Brown Knot-horn

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