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16.003 ~ 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.
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.