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



Las Descargues, July, 2008
Yponomeuta cagnagella Adult


© Robin Howard

Yponomeuta cagnagella (Hübner, 1813)

Spindle Ermine

Wingspan: 19-26mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying from mid-June to late August with occasional individuals being recorded in early September. It is attracted to light and has been taken in all calcareous habitat in the area.

Larva: Feeds on Euonymus japonica, E. europaeus mining a terminal shoot before feeding in a web externally.