Yponomeuta plumbella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 21 July 2011
Yponomeuta plumbella Adult


© Robin Howard

Yponomeuta plumbella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 16-20mm

A bivoltine species on the wing in spring in April and May then again between July and September when it is attracted to light in the right habitats. Recorded from mv lights at Las Descargues but it is yet to be taken by me from the Causse.

Larvae feed on Euonymus europaeus first in larval mine and then migrating to feed in a silken web.