|0441 ~ Paraswammerdamia nebulella|
Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Wester Ross.
Recorded from scattered sites throughout the northern half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 11-14mm.
Other species of Swammerdamia group are very similar, care should be taken. The larval mine may help with identification.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Hawthorn, blackthorn and rose spp.
Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid on the foodplant. Larva first mines the leaf, then feed gregariously two or three to a web. Pupates in a white cocoon spun to a twig or leaves.
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Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin