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Kent Moth Group


Yellow Horned

Achlya flavicornis

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.016 B&F: 1659

Verification Grade (Adult):

Although this is a common species, it is certainly not possible to encounter it in all areas across Kent. An early season species, flying between February and April. It is largely absent from the Weald and most of the North Kent coast, but is a woodland specialist and so has pockets of density in suitable habitat.

This species is pretty distinctive, particularly if the antennae are seen which are actually orange but give the moth its name.

Flight Season: flies from February to April

Foodplant: Birch

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) can be seen on the external pages listed below: