Scythris picaepennis
Scythris picaepennis
Adult • County Fermanagh, N. Ireland • © Eamonn O? Donnell

43.004 BF915
Scythris picaepennis

(Haworth, 1828)


Wingspan c.10mm.

This species has a scattered distribution across much of the British Isles, occurring in dry sandy or chalky grassland.

Adult moths have a purplish sheen to the forewings, often, though not always, with scattered buff scales. They fly in July.

The larvae feed in a web on common bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus).
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