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Scythris fuscoaenea (Haworth, 1828) Species

Last modified: April 7, 2021, 12:14 p.m.

A very rare species in Belgium, hitherto known only from the extreme south of the country.


Family: Scythrididae > Genus: Scythris > Species: Scythris fuscoaenea
Vernacular names
Koperglansdikkopmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1862c. Notes sur quelques lépidoptères observés en Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 6: 170–176. On page 173. view page




Wingspan between: 14 and 16 mm.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva lives on the leaves and shoots from a silken gallery along the plant, extending downwards into the vegetation at ground level.
Pupation takes place in a silken cocoon in the ground, close to the larval foodplant.

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Flight periods

One generation a year: June–July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Helianthemum nummularium

Monophagously on: Helianthemum nummularium.

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Mainly on chalk and limestone downland.

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