Seq # 190160030

Swammerdamia pyrella (De Villers, 1789) Species

Last modified: Jan. 20, 2020, 2:39 p.m.


A rather rare species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Swammerdamia > Species: Swammerdamia pyrella
Vernacular names
Duifmot (NL)
Synonyms
Swammerdamia cerasiella (Hübner, 1813)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 24 (as cerasiella). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Bionomics

The larva lives under a slight silken web on the upperside of the leaves of the hostplant, feeding on the epidermis. Sometimes the web makes the edges of the leaf curl upwards.


Flight periods

The adults fly in two hard to separate generations from May till August. They come to light.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus cerasus
Host plant (genera):
Crataegus and Malus

The larvae feed on Crataegus, Malus, Prunus and Pyrus.

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