Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Lyonetiidae   Checklist Number: 21.005

Leucoptera spartifoliella   Hübner, [1813]

Broom Bent-wing

A minute white moth which can be found by gently tapping its food plant broom (Cytisus scoparius) in late June or July. An earlier search of broom stems in May or June could reveal the tiny silken white pupal cocoons