Swammerdamia compunctella
Swammerdamia compunctella
Adult • Nord-Fron, Oppland, Norway • © Svein Bekkum

16.018 BF439
Swammerdamia compunctella

Herrich-Schäffer, 1855


Wingspan c. 15mm.

A relatively uncommon and local species, frequenting open wooded habitats and occurring in parts of England, Wales and Scotland.

The larvae feed on rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) and hawthorn (Crataegus), occupying a web on the surface of the leaves.

The adult moths are fairly uniform in appearance with a lightly speckled grey forewing and white apical patch, and a white head. They fly in June and July.
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