Main: (Scythrididae / Scythridinae)
43.004 [B&F: 0915] Scythris picaepennis (Haworth, 1828)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in grassy areas, dry sandy areas and calcareous grassland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire local on the chalk between Broughton and Oxenbourne Down, with isolated records from West Park and Portsdown. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1900. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Larva feeds on Common Bird's-foot Trefoil and Wild Thyme, living within a silken web.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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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

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)14-Jul-2003oneGreen, David G Adult
West Park (SU11)16-Jul-2003oneGreen, David G Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Niton (SZ57)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Knowles Farm (SZ47)22-Jun-2013oneBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Mottistone Down (SZ48)23-May-2018twoBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Mottistone Down (SZ48)23-May-2018-Beavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Tennyson Down (SZ38)24-May-2018oneBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Brook Down (SZ38)26-Jun-2018fourBarden, Phil Adult
Needles (SZ28)26-Jun-2019twoBarden, Phil Adult
Tennyson Down (SZ38)02-Jul-2019twoBarden, Phil Adult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)09-Jul-1973oneDickson, RichardAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)04-Jul-1975twoDickson, RichardAdult
Leckford (SU33)30-Jul-1977oneDickson, RichardAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)03-Jul-1983-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardAdult
Portsdown (SU60)10-Jul-2005twoLangmaid, John, M.R. & J.E. YoungAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)13-Jun-2014oneDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)14-Jul-2014oneDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)22-Jun-2015twoDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)29-Jun-2015oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)29-Jun-2015twoDickson, RichardAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)29-Jun-2015oneDickson, RichardAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)03-Jun-2017threeLangmaid, John & Young, MarkAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)19-Jun-2017oneDickson, RichardAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)22-Jun-2017-Langmaid, John & Palmer, S M Adult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)08-Jul-2019twoDickson, RichardAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Leckford Estate (SU33)07-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)14-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)29-Jun-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PH; Parsons, MSAdult
Leckford Estate (SU33)22-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult

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