Scythris limbella
Scythris limbella
Adult • Schoten, Antwerp, Belgium • © Adriaan Peeters

43.007 BF918

Scythris limbella

(Fabricius, 1775)

Wingspan c.15 mm.

Distributed in south-east and southern-central England, with some records from Yorkshire, this is a relatively uncommon species.

The moths fly between June and September, possibly in two generations.

In May-June and July-August, the larvae feed amongst the shoots and flowers of goosefoot (Chenopodium) or orache (Atriplex), in a slight web.

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