The Moths of Suffolk
916 Scythris siccella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Uncertain, locally extinct (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : On dry sandy soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Various plants - Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus), Common Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), plantain (Plantago), mouse-ear (Cerastium), Kidney Vetch (Anthylis vulneraria), Thrift (Armeria maritima) or restharrow (Ononis) and possibly others

Records : An old record from Brandon is included in H E Stainton's A Manual of British Butterflies and Moths (1859)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Life history chart
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