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

YPONOMEUTIDAE

Yponomeutinae

Las Descargues, 28 July 2009
Swammerdamia pyrella Adult

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© 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.

 

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