Swammerdamia caesiella
Swammerdamia caesiella
Larva, found on birch • Salford, Gtr. Manchester • © Ben Smart

16.015 BF437
Swammerdamia caesiella

(Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan 9-13 mm.

A common species found in heath and woodland throughout the British Isles.

The foodplant is birch (Betula), the larva feeding on the parenchyma on the upperside of a leaf, beneath a silken web.

The adult moth is greyish with a white head, and occurs in two broods, in May and June and again in August.

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