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Scythris subcinctella
Copper Owlet (Bruand, [1851])
914 / 43.005
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 9-11.5mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Common Rock-rose
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status

Active in sunshine.
Chalk and limestone downland.

Listed by C. G. Barrett in 1889-1890 as "near Swaffham, not scarce on the chalk".

Unknown VC27 historical map reference [MBGBI vol4.1 p286]

Note recent 2019 name change from Scythris crassiuscula (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) to Scythris subcinctella (Bruand, [1851])

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 1889.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1889+28TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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