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Yponomeuta padella
Orchard Ermine (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
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Photo © Allan Drewitt

Similar Norfolk Species
Bird-cherry Ermine
Yponomeuta evonymella
Spindle Ermine
Yponomeuta cagnagella
Wingspan: 19-22mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, plum & cherry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Very difficult to separate this from similar species, even by genitalia examination.

Only record bred specimens or larvae which feed on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, plum & cherry forming a silken web.

Please record undetermined specimens of Yponomeuta padella, Yponomeuta malinellus, Yponomeuta cagnagella as the aggregate.

Verification Grade Comment: Occupied larval web or bred only

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
08/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
16/06/2019827TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/05/2019+27TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
03/08/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
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