Main: (Scythrididae / Scythridinae)
43.010 [B&F: 0916] Scythris siccella (Zeller, 1839)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in dry sandy areas in parts of Dorset, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Distinguished from other British scythridids by its small size (MBGBI Vol 4 part 1). Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, Kidney Vetch, Thrift and Common Restharrow, living within a silken tube or tent.

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