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Swammerdamia pyrella (Villers, 1789)

Little Ermel
16.0170 (B&F: 438)

Synonym(s):
Swammerdamia caesia (Haworth, 1828)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Yponomeutidae
      »Subfamily: Yponomeutinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Common

A resident that occurs singly at mv light in a range of different habitats across the county, especially near the coast and Downs. It is double-brooded, flying mainly from mid April to the third week of June and again from mid July to the third week of August. The larvae feed on the leaves of hawthorn, apple and pear and on apple fruit skins. (Pratt, 2011).

Swammerdamia pyrella (Villers, 1789)
Crowborough, 01 viii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Swammerdamia pyrella (Villers, 1789)
Came to mv light
Walberton, 04 vii 2014
Photo: Mike Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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