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Scythris picaepennis (Haworth, 1828)

White-dusted Owlet
43.0040 (B&F: 915)

Synonym(s):
Scythris senescens (Stainton, 1850)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Scythrididae
      »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini

Nationally Scarce B

A resident species, usually occurring singly in a few places on the Downs in both vice-counties, but often locally common by day ay Heyshott. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to early August. Larvae feed on common bird's-foot trefoil and are also associated with Thymus spp.. (Pratt, 2011).

Scythris picaepennis (Haworth, 1828)
Woodingdean, 17 vi 2014
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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