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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

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

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 8.5-10mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Cherry.

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 recorded188520011885
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records12117276
Number of individuals43819914
Unique positions687150
Unique locations587130
Adult records10917252
Immature records6012

For the region, we have a total of 276 records from 130 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0425 Yponomeuta padella 03 larval web
© Jack Oughton
0425 Yponomeuta padella 02 larval web
© Jack Oughton
0425 Yponomeuta padella 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

Similar species: a complex group, best identified by food-plant, see:
0426 Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus
0427 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
0428 Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella.

For further information refer UK Moths.


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