915 Scythris picaepennis
(Haworth, 1828)Wingspan c.10mm.
This species has a scattered distribution across much of the British Isles, occurring in dry sandy or chalky grassland.
Adult moths have a purplish sheen to the forewings, often, though not always, with scattered buff scales. They fly in July.
The larvae feed in a web on common bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus).