Swammerdamia passerella

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Swammerdamia passerella
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Swammerdamia
Species: S. passerella
Binomial name
Swammerdamia passerella
(Zetterstedt, 1839)
  • Oecophora passerella Zetterstedt, 1839
  • Swammerdamia variegata Tengström, 1869
  • Swammerdamia nanivora Stainton, 1871

Swammerdamia passerella is a moth of the family Yponomeutidae. It is found in Great Britain, Fennoscandia, Poland, Estonia and northern Russia.[1]

The wingspan is 10–12 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July.[2]

The larvae feed on Betula nana. Young larvae mine the leaves of their host plant. Later, they live freely under a slight web.[3] Mining larvae can be found in June.