Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

0425 (ABH16.002) Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01348

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Seghill, Northumberland 05-08-15
Seghill, Northumberland 05-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

This species is very difficult to distinguish from other members of the Yponomeuta, even by genitalia examination. Identification is best achieved with reference to the food plant.

 

The larvae feed gregariously from a silken web.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 19-22mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 03 September

Recorded date range (Pupa): 14 June to 14 June

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
Seghill, Northumberland 07-08-15
Seghill, Northumberland 07-08-15
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5