Swammerdamia pyrella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 28 July 2009
Swammerdamia pyrella Adult


© Robin Howard

Swammerdamia pyrella (Villers, 1789)

Wingspan: 10-12mm

Imago: A bivoltine species on the wing from May to September and a frequent visitor to light throughout. It has been recorded from all the Las Descargues garden traps and those in orchards and those in or near woodland and scrub.

Larva: Feeds on Crataegus, Malus, Pyrus etc.