Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

0424 (ABH16.001) Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01347

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species has five rows of black dots on the forewing which make it one of the easier of the Yponomeuta species to identify.

 

The silken nests of the larvae can be found relatively easily, the larvae feeding gregariously and usually stripping the food plant bare.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 19-25mm
Foodplant(s): Bird Cherry (Prunus padus), Wild Plum (Prunus americana), Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, fens, gardens, scrub, coastal areas and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 101 (37.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 May to 15 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 19 April to 14 June

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 Photo © David Griffiths
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5