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0426 ~ Yponomeuta malinellus ~ Apple Ermine
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as the central lowlands of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found from several sites across the county, probably under-recorded.

Wingspan :   M & F, 20-23mm.

Confusion species

Y. padella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mainly orchards.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner/web forming. Eggs laid in batches under a protective covering on the foodplant. Larva first mines the leaves, then feed gregariously in a web. Pupates gregariously in the web.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 3rd Aug 2011, Llanfyllin.
Pic shows grey suffusion on forewing sometimes found on this species.