Main: (Scythrididae / Scythridinae)
43.009 [B&F: 0917] Scythris empetrella Karsholt & Nielsen, 1976

 

Notes: Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and restricted in the UK to sandy heathland in Dorset and Hampshire. In Hampshire reliably recorded only from heathland near Lyndhurst. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Best found by slowly sweeping the hand over carpets of the foodplant (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Heather, Bell Heather and Cross-leaved Heath, living within a silken tube.

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