Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

01347 Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0424 (ABH16.001)


General Information

This species has five rows of black dots on the forewing which make it one of the easier of the Yponomeuta species to identify.


The silken nests of the larvae can be found relatively easily, the larvae feeding gregariously and usually stripping the food plant bare.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 19-25mm
Foodplant(s): Bird Cherry (Prunus padus), Wild Plum (Prunus americana), Dwarf Cherry (Prunus cerasus), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status:


Woodland, heathland, fens, gardens, scrub, coastal areas and grassland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella
Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta

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