The Moths of Suffolk
430 Yponomeuta plumbella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Where the foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August

Larval foodplants : Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Taken on Euonymus at Ipswich in 1895 (Pyett); Glemham Magna (Bloomf.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultYponomeuta evonymella, Bird-cherry ErmineYponomeuta padella, Orchard Ermine
Yponomeuta malinellus, Apple ErmineYponomeuta cagnagella, Spindle Ermine
Yponomeuta rorrella, Willow ErmineYponomeuta irrorella
Yponomeuta sedella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Eye, Suffolk (16.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Drooping stem of Spindle indicating presence of larva - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Larva and mine in stem of Spindle - Bentley, Suffolk (15.v.2006) © A Prichard
Drooping stem of Spindle indicating presence of larva - Newbourne Springs, Suffolk (16.v.2006) © A Prichard
 
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Eye, Suffolk (28.vii.2008) © Paul Kitchener
Trapped by Steve Woolnough - Mendlesham, Suffolk (vii.2009) © Neil Sherman
Spexhall, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman