Scythris fallacella
Scythris fallacella
Adult • Warton Crag, Lancashire • © Steve Palmer

43.001 BF913

Scythris fallacella

(Schläger, 1847)

Wingspan c. 15mm.

A rather rare and local species, occurring only on the limestone soils of north-western England, in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.

The larva feeds on rock-rose (Helianthemum spp.), creating a silken web.

Adult moths are on the wing in May and June, with a possible second generation in August.

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