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



Las Descargues, 2 July 2009
Yponomeuta evonymella Adult


© Robin Howard

Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bird Cherry Ermine

Wingspan: 19-25mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying from late June to late August when it is a regular visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and various local upland habitats.

Larva: Feeds gregariously within webs on Prunus padus, P. domestica, P. cerasus, Sorbus aucuparia, before pupating within the web.