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0424 ~ Yponomeuta evonymella ~ Bird-cherry Ermine
UK Status

Resident & Migrant. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Common. Recorded throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 19-25mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Bird cherry, wild plum and rowan.

Lifestage data

Shoot miner/web former. Eggs laid in a cluster of 50-100 on the foodplant. Larva first mines the shoot, then feed gregariously in a web. Pupates gregariously in the web.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 12th July 2006, Commins Coch

Photo by TR, 14th June 2013, Manafon
Larval webs on bird cherry