Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

01354 Yponomeuta plumbella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF0430 (ABH16.007)


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:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella