Swammerdamia passerella (Zetterstedt, 1839)

scotch ermine

mine

Mine not described. The young larvae mine; later they live free, not unfrequently two or three together, under a slight web.

host plants

Betulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Betula nana.

phenology

Mining larvae in June (Scotland).

distribution within Europe

Scotland, Poland, Baltic states, Fennoscandia, northern Russia; boreomontane species (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

references

Agassiz (1996a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a).

mod 26.xi.2018