Main: (Pyralidae / Phycitinae)
62.011 [B&F: 1450] Ortholepis betulae (Goeze, 1778)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland and other dry sandy areas throughout much of England, less numerous in the north. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight evidently far less common than might be expected and scattered through the three vice-counties in suitable habitat. Wingspan 24-27 mm. Distinguished from Matilella fusca and Apomyelois bistriatella by the presence of scale-tuft preceding first line [Goater]. Larva feeds on Birch, living between leaves spun together with silk.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 9.4080897E-4
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Alverstone (SZ58)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Cranmore (SZ38)1930-Lobb, JAdult
Yarmouth (SZ38)28-Jul-1974-Smith, CC-
Newtown (SZ49)04-Aug-1975-Smith, CCAdult
Totland (SZ38)05-Sep-2004oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southsea (SZ69)03-Jul-1983oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Winchester (SU43)09-Jul-1983oneSterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)1984-Sterling, DHAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)08-Jul-1984-Sterling, DHAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)08-Jul-1985-Sterling, DHAdult
Winchester (SU43)1986-Sterling, DHAdult
Southsea (SZ69)27-Jun-1986oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Southsea (SZ69)28-Jun-1986oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Winchester (SU43)1987-Sterling, DHAdult
Sparsholt (SU43)1987-Dobson, AHAdult
Ringwood (SU10)17-Jun-1989oneClarke, JHAdult
Lepe (SZ49)14-Aug-1996-Potts, PM; Budd, PAAdult
Waterlooville (SU61)03-Aug-1997oneMoore, RJAdult
Hyde Common (SU11)26-Aug-1999twoDavis, AMAdult
Holbury (SU40)19-Jul-2003twoChainey, JAdult
Sandy Point LNR (SZ79)05-May-2011oneJohnson, AAdult
Ashurst, NF (SU31)15-Jul-2015oneGodfrey, KAdult
Bournemouth (SZ19)30-Aug-2015oneEvans, DAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Odiham Common (SU75)27-Jun-1995fourDavis, AMAdult

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