The Moths of Suffolk
441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella, (Goeze, 1783)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to August

Larval foodplants : hawthorn (Crataegus), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) or sometimes rose (Rosa) or Wall Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Frequent in the south of the County on rowan and, perhaps, hawthorn. E. Bergholt in 1934 (Whit.); Bentley Woods in 1896 (Baylis); often beaten there from aspen, birch and rowan in May and late April 1929-34, as well as in Assington Thicks and at Tuddenham near Ipswich (Mly); Hemley by Waller (EMM. 1904, 80). Blythbro Wood, Monks Soham.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-14mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultSwammerdamia caesiella
Swammerdamia passerella
Swammerdamia pyrella
Swammerdamia compunctella
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Larva on hawthorn Crataegus - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Ipswich, Suffolk (16.vi.2009) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (8.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener