Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

01349 Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus, Zeller, 1838

BF0426 (ABH16.003)


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:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella

Larva Type:
Brown, white, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: