Yponomeutidae : Yponomeutinae
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Swammerdamia pyrella
Copper-fringed Drab
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Swammerdamia caesiella
Birch Drab

(Hübner, 1796)437 / 16.015
=Birch Ermine*

Norfolk status
Probably the most common member of the group, found throughout the British Isles. Heathland and open woodland.

See also Paraswammerdamia nebulella, both are grey with a white head. Separated by the lack of black dots along the base of the costa and two white slashes on the costa before the apex.

Verification Grade Comment: Poorly marked / worn examples Grade 4

Recorded in 47 (64%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/07/2024227TG21Norwich (Catton)
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Wingspan: 9-13mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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