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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade G adult, 3 larvae   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 9-10.5mm.

Foodplant: Apple.

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 recorded199620011996
Year last recorded201020062010
Number of records24762
Number of individuals29976
Unique positions10122
Unique locations9120
Adult records24762
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 62 records from 20 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1996.


0426 Yponomeuta malinellus 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: a complex group, best identified by food-plant, see:
0425 Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella
0427 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
0428 Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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