Scythris fallacella (Schläger, 1848)

bronze owlet

on Helianthemum


The larva spins long threads from the soil to the top of the plant and moves up and down over them; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Helianthemum nummularium.

Baldizzone also mentions Traganum moquinii (Amaranthaceae); this is very unlikely.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

See Heckford & Beavan, Patočka & Turčáni.


Baldizzone (2008a), Bengtsson (1997b), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Heckford & Beavan (2013c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena & Pérez De-Gregorio (2017b), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1994a).

mod 19.ii.2020