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Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (Scharfenberg, 1805)

White-headed Ermel
16.0190 (B&F: 440)

Paraswammerdamia spiniella (Hübner, [1809])
Paraswammerdamia caesiella (Hübner, [1813]) homonym
Paraswammerdamia pruni (Stainton, 1859)

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


A resident that occurs sparingly at mv light in a few shrubby places in places in both vice-counties. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late July. The larvae feed on sloe. (Pratt, 2011).

Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (Scharfenberg, 1805)
Hurstpierpoint, 16 vii 2020
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (Scharfenberg, 1805)
Lindfield, 24 vii 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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