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.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
West Park (SU11)14-Jul-2003oneGreen, DGAdult
West Park (SU11)16-Jul-2003oneGreen, DGAdult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Niton (SZ57)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Knowles Farm (SZ47)22-Jun-2013oneBeavan, SD; Heckford, RJLarval
Brook Down Quarry (SZ38)26-Jun-2018fourBarden, PAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)09-Jul-1973oneDickson, RJAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)04-Jul-1975twoDickson, RJAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)03-Jul-1983-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)23-Jul-1997oneDickson, RJAdult
Portsdown (SU60)10-Jul-2005twoLangmaid, JR; Young, MR, Young, JEAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)13-Jun-2014oneDickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)14-Jul-2014oneDickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)22-Jun-2015twoDickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)29-Jun-2015twoDickson, RJAdult
Old Winchester Hill NNR (SU62)29-Jun-2015oneWheeler, KAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)29-Jun-2015oneDickson, RJAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)03-Jun-2017threeLangmaid, JR; Young, MRAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)19-Jun-2017oneDickson, RJAdult
Queen Elizabeth Country Park (SU71)22-Jun-2017-Langmaid, JR; Palmer, SMAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)08-Jul-2019twoDickson, RJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Leckford (SU33)30-Jul-1977oneDickson, RJAdult
Leckford (SU33)07-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Leckford (SU33)14-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)29-Jun-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PH; Parsons, MSAdult
Leckford (SU33)22-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult

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