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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Detail records

SiteDateStage
VC11 South Hampshire
Hengistbury Head05/05/19995Larval
Lyndhurst05/05/20164Larval
Lyndhurst06/18340Not recorded
Lyndhurst07/05/20060Larval
Lyndhurst07/05/201330Larval
Lyndhurst07/11/20161Adult
Lyndhurst09/05/20000Larval
Sopley Common13/05/20000Larval
Lyndhurst18/05/20141Larval tube
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