Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scythris inspersella

Scythris inspersella (Hübner,1817)

norfolk owlet

on Chamerion

Scythris inspersella on Chamerion angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium, England, Norfolk, Holme-next-the-Sea, © Rob Edmunds

Scythris inspersella on Chamerion angustifolium

young larva

Scythris inspsersella on Chamerion angustifolium

reared imago, 11.vii.2023


Larvae communally in a thick web with much frass in the spun tip of a stem; here also the pupae.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Chamerion angustifolium.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Edmunds, Patočka & Turčáni.


Bengtsson (1997b), Edmunds (2023b), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Fenn (1980a), Furnier (2017a), Huisman & Koster (1997a, 1999a), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman, ao (1988a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Sattler (1980a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1994a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 23.ix.2023