Scythropiidae

0450 (ABH25.001) Hawthorn Moth Scythropia crataegella, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR01344

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The larvae feed in a communal silken web after initially mining the leaves of the foodplant.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 11-15mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), cotoneasters (Cotoneaster spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, gardens, heathland and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 44 (16.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 29 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 03 June to 16 October



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Red, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5