Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

01350 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella, (Hübner, 1813)

BF0427 (ABH16.004)


General Information

This species can be distinguished from other Yponomeuta species by the terminal cilia on the forewing which are pure white as opposed to greyish.


The larvae feed gregariously from a silken web.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 19-26mm
Foodplant(s): Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), Evergreen Euonymus (Euonymus japonica)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Calcareous soils where foodplant occurs.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus

Larva Type:
Grey, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: