Pseudoswammerdamia combinella (Hübner, 1786)

copper-tipped ermine

Pseudoswammerdamia combinella mine

Prunus spinosa, Nieuwendam

mine

The young larva makes a full depth blotch. Most frass is ejected by a slit in the epidermis. Later the larva life free in a web, often communally (Agassiz, 1996a).

hostplants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus spinosa.

phenology

Larvae in July – September (Agassiz, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, and Macedonia, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body dull yellowish, dorsal line yellowish green, a subdorsal line of dull red dots. Head pale yellowish (Agassiz, 1996a).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Paraswammerdamia combinella.

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huisman ao (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a).

mod 28.xi.2018