Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

0426 (ABH16.003) Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus, Zeller, 1838

KR01349

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 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 initially mine leaves but then feed gregariously from a silken web.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 20-23mm
Foodplant(s): Apple (Malus domestica)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 56 (20.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 June to 15 September

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