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0436 ~ Pseudoswammerdamia combinella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

In recent years it has only been recorded from the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 13-16mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Blackthorn.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva first mines the leaf making a white blotch, later feeding externally, in a web gregariously. Pupates in a white cocoon under the web.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 9th May 2008, Rhs-y-brithdir

Photo by PRW, 9th May 2008, Rhs-y-brithdir

Photo by MDH, 4th May 2010, Llanfyllin