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Scythris picaepennis (Haworth, 1828)

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

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

Synonym(s):

Scythris senescens (Stainton, 1850)

Status and ecology:

National Status: 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).

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Woodingdean, 17 vi 2014 Photo: Tim Wilton

Scythris picaepennis (Haworth, 1828)

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