Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

0430 (ABH16.007) Yponomeuta plumbella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR01354

 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a distinct black spot centrally on the forewing and a blackish patch at the wingtip which are diagnostic features.

 

The larvae initially mine leaves and then feed gregariously from a silken web.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 17-19mm
Foodplant(s): Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 29 August

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