Scythris scopolella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth


Las Descargues, 12 July 2010
Scythris scopolella Adult


© Robin Howard

Scythris scopolella (Linnaeus, 1767)

Wingspan: 13-18mm

Imago: Univoltine, it has only been recorded here at Las Descargues in June, netted from mixed low growing vegetation on the edge of an extensive stand of Betula fronting an area of undisturbed meadow and heath.

Larva: Feeds on various herbaceous plants and mosses.