Main: (Scythrididae / Scythridinae)
43.002 [B&F: 0911] Scythris grandipennis (Haworth, 1828)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, downland, waste ground and dry open areas in southern Britain. In Hampshire discontinuously distributed throughout the county, but nowhere common. An inconspicuous and poorly marked species with a limited flight period, which is probably under-recorded; most likely to be seen during the day, flying in June sunshine. There are very few records from the Isle of Wight, but has been found recently in the south-west of the island. Wingspan male 14-20 mm, female 12-15 mm. Larva feeds on Ulex species.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1945-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Bouldnor (SZ39)05-Jun-1978oneDickson, RichardPupal
Hulverstone (SZ48)22-Jun-2016oneBarden, Phil Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Browndown north (SZ59)23-Jun-1973oneDickson, RichardAdult
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)14-Jun-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1977-Anon-
Beaulieu Road Station, NF (SU30)18-Jun-1977oneSterling, DH; Sterling, MJ; Sterling, PHAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)12-Apr-1981-Langmaid, JohnLarval
Burton Common, Highcliffe (SZ19)27-Mar-1982-Langmaid, JR; Wild, EHLarval web
Emer Bog NR (SU32)07-May-1994-Langmaid, JR; Goater, B; Knill-Jones, SALarval web
VC12 North Hampshire
Bartley Heath (SU75)21-Apr-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECLarval
Newtown Common (SU46)07-Apr-1990-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval web
Newtown Common (SU46)09-Apr-1991-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHLarval
Bramshott Common (SU83)21-Mar-1998-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJLarval web
Silchester Common (SU66)29-Jun-2003oneDennis, GrahamAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)11-Oct-2009-Langmaid, JR; Wall, MJ; Edmunds, RT; Elliott, B; Norriss, TJLarval spinning

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