Pyralidae: Phycitinae

05898 Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta, (Fourcroy, 1785)

BF1458 (ABH62.042)


General Information

This species is similar to members of the Yponomeutidae family except that it doesn't have black spots on the thorax and has a pure white fringe on the hindwing.

Wingspan: 27-33 mm.
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
National status:

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 July to 15 July

Similar Species
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella