Scythris laminella

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Scythris laminella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Scythrididae
Genus: Scythris
Species: S. inspersella
Binomial name
Scythris laminella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Tinea laminella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Butalis succisae Rössler, 1866
  • Butalis schuetzei Fuchs, 1901
  • Butalis disqueella Fuchs, 1903
  • Lita aereella Duponchel, 1842[1]

Scythris laminella is a moth of the Scythrididae family. It was described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula, Slovenia and Ukraine)[2] and Central Asia.[3]

The wingspan is 9–11 mm.[4] Adults are on wing from May to July.[5]

The larvae feed on Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus and Hieracium pilosella.