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16.001 ~ 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.
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