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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident and migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 10mm.

Foodplant: Willows spp.

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 recorded18951895
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records96192
Number of individuals333666
Unique positions3468
Unique locations3162
Adult records93186
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 192 records from 62 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1895.


0428 Yponomeuta rorrella 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
0427 Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella

For further information refer UK Moths.


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