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Species Swammerdamia caesiella - Hodges#2413

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea
Family Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Subfamily Yponomeutinae
Genus Swammerdamia
Species caesiella (Swammerdamia caesiella - Hodges#2413)
Hodges Number
2413
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Swammerdamia caesiella (Hübner, 1796)
Tinea caesiella Hübner, 1796
Swammerdamia heroldella Hübner, [1825]
Tinea nubeculella Tengström, 1848
Tinea griseocapitella Stainton, 1851
* phylogentic sequence #075400
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet caesiella is from Latin meaning "blue-grey." (1)
Size
Wingspan 9-13 mm.
Identification
Adult - greyish with a white head.
Range
Widespread in the Palearctic.
Season
Two broods a year in UK.
Food
Birch (Betula).
Remarks
Possibly an introduced species.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.