Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

01348 Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF0425 (ABH16.002)


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 feed gregariously from a silken web.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 19-22mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.)
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
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella

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