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16.017 ~ 0438 ~ Swammerdamia pyrella ~ Little Ermine
UK Status

Resident. A common and widespread species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. The first record in north Wales for twelve years.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-13mm.

Confusion species

S. passerella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Apple, pear and hawthorn.

Lifestage data

Web forming. Eggs on the foodplant. Larva lives under a web, feeding on the surface of the leaf. Pupates in a dense white cocoon on the ground or occasionally the plant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 25th Aug 2013, Middletown