The Moths of Suffolk
914 Scythris crassiuscula, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Mainly chalk and limestone downland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium) and probably other Helianthemum species

Records : Bentley (C Morley, 30.v.1941)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Mr. Morley swept it commonly north of Bentley Woods on 30.v.1941. Mr. Rait-Smith named the specimens (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. V, pt. 1, p. 48). Noted from Cambs., in 1937 Memoir and expected here.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11.5mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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