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16.017 (BF438)

Little Ermel   

Swammerdamia pyrella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present July and September.  Adults fly April-June, July-September.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn species, Apple species, Pear, Wild Cherry, Blackthorn.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Cleugh SSSI, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22nd June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering.

7 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018
16.017 Swammerdamia Pyrella
16.017 Swammerdamia Pyrella
16.017 Swammerdamia Pyrella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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