Yellow Horned

Achlya flavicornis


Species Codes

B&F 1659 RES 65.016

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Species Account

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.



Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Yellow Horned (Achlya flavicornis) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

External Links

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