Main: (Scythrididae / Scythridinae)
43.006 [B&F: 0920] Scythris potentillella (Zeller, 1847)


Endangered (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in dry sandy areas in parts of Suffolk. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 8-11 mm. Very similar to dark examples of S. cicadella, from which separated only by dissection of the genitalia. Larva feeds on Common Sorrel and Sheep's Sorrel, living within a silken web.

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