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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident, sometimes numerous.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 8.5-12mm.

Foodplant: Spindle.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188920051889
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records1025214
Number of individuals21158742330
Unique positions554118
Unique locations44496
Adult records795168
Immature records10020

For the region, we have a total of 214 records from 96 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1889.


0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella 02
© Jack Oughton
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: a complex group, best identified by food-plant, see:
0425 Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
0426 Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
0428 Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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