The Moths of Suffolk
920 Scythris potentillella, (Zeller, 1847)

National Status : pRDB1

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Dry sandy soils and fallow ground

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) or Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 11.viii.2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Found by day on flowers by Steve Goddard. Id confirmed by gen.det. (Jon Clifton) - Sutton Heath, Suffolk (19.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman