|0427 ~ Yponomeuta cagnagella ~ Spindle Ermine|
Resident. Widespread throughout Britain as far north as Aberdeen.
Found from several sites across the county, probably under-recorded
Wingspan : M & F, 19-26mm.
Y. padella and Y. malinellus.
time & Voltinity
Especially on calcareous soils.
Shoot miner/web former. Eggs laid in a cluster of 50-100 under a protective covering on the foodplant. Larva first mines the shoot, then feed gregariously in a web. Pupates gregariously in the web.
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Photo by PRW, 8th Aug 2008, Commins Coch
Pic shows mating pair.
Photo by MDH, 10th July 2010, Llanfyllin