The Moths of Suffolk
915 Scythris picaepennis, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Grassland on chalky and sandy soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Among thyme, rather local. Odd specimens at Felixstow as late as August (Mly); Tuddenham (A. Waters); among broom and furze on the Breck-sands (Ent. 1886, 81).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm


Confusion species : None

Life history chart
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