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



Las Descargues, 22 July 2013
Yponomeuta irrorella Adult


© Robin Howard

Yponomeuta irrorella (Hübner, 1796)

Wingspan: 19-25mm

Imago: Univoltine, mid-June to early September and an occasional visitor to light. It has been recorded at Las Descargues and from the margins of the ridge woodland.

Larva: Feeds on Euonymus europaeus where it forms a web containing small feeding groups in late summer but by the time of late instar the group is reduced to individual feeding larvae.