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16.007 ~ 0430 ~ Yponomeuta plumbella
UK Status

Resident. Found in the southern half of England and Wales, more common in the south.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012. This was only the second record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 17-19mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Scrub on chalk and limestone.



Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva lives and feeds gregariously in a silken web on the leaves. Pupa is brown, in a spinning, singly amongst the leaves. .
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 28th Aug 2012, Middletown

Photo by DB, 27th July 2016, Middletown

Photo by SOS, 7th August 2016, Guilsfield