The Moths of Suffolk
919 Scythris cicadella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Arable land on drier soils

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July

Larval foodplants : Perennial Knawel (Scleranthus perennis) or Annual Knawel (Scleranthus annuus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very rare in Suffolk, which is the species' northern limit in Britain. Taken merely singly in the Breck at Brandon (Joe Dunning) and Tuddenham (W. Farren), where larvae form sand-tubes in May amongst stems and roots of Scleranthus perennis, a small peren

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-11mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultScythris potentillella

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