Scythris fallacella

Checklist Number
43.001 [B&F: 0913]

Verification
Record will require further evidence, at least a good photograph, unless CMR is aware recorder has confidence in identification

Classification

Family:Scythrididae
Subfamily:Scythridinae
Genus:Scythris
Species:fallacella
Authority:(Schl├Ąger, 1847)

Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on open limestone slopes in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 13-16 mm. Very similar to S. fuscoaenea from which separable only with great care. Flies in afternoon sunshine. Larva feeds on Common Rock-rose, living within a silken tube or tent.