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Pseudoswammerdamia combinella
Copper-tipped Ermine

(H?bner, 1786)436 / 16.014

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The least frequent of the genus with us; on blackthorn. Leiston (Grey) and Southwold (Ctw), both before 1890. At Fritton light in Aug. 1934 (Mly).

Recent Status: A fairly common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from April to June. The larvae feed on Prunus spinosa. They pupate in a tough white cocoon on the ground. The pupal stage passes the winter.

Identification: An easily recognised species with long wings. Head and thorax whitish black edged followed by a fading orange brown wing base. A terminal orange brown patch broadly dark edged.
The larvae blotch mine the leaves before feeding from a web beneath them.

Recorded in 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2017.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
12/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/05/2017+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Blackthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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