Yponomeutidae : Yponomeutinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 4 July 2019

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Yponomeuta evonymella
Bird-cherry Ermine
Yponomeuta cagnagella
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Yponomeuta padella
Orchard Ermine

(Linnaeus, 1758)425 / 16.002

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A common and polyphagous kind, by no means rare at
Lowestoft, as well as at light in Ipswich, Monks Soham and beside Fritton Lake.

Recent Status: Not commonly recorded.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded and flies from May to August. The larvae feed on Crataegus, Prunus spinosa and P. cerasifera.

Identification: More Info = for adult moth identification.
The young larvae hibernate at the oviposition site. In spring they may create a communal blotch on larger leaved plants or feed externally on buds. They then feed on the leaves beneath an extensive web. They have black heads. They pupate in a cocoon in the web. More Info

Verification Grade Comment: Occupied larval web or bred only

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
04/07/2009125TM06 - Bacton/Stowupland
06/06/20092025TM36 - Peasenhall/Saxmundham
17/07/2006125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/06/200310025TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 19-22mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, plum & cherry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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