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Yponomeuta cagnagella
Spindle Ermine (Hübner, 1813)
Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae
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Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Wingspan: 19-26mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Spindle, Evergreen Euonymus.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status

Distinguished with care from other Yponomeuto species by the terminal cilia on the forewing being pure white, as opposed to grey.
This can be hard to determine in the field, please record as the aggregate if uncertain.

Best recorded in the larval stage, or bred specimens. Larval webs can be numerous where the foodplant occurs.

Verification Grade Comment: Occupied larval web or bred only

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020127TM18 - Diss
12/08/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
10/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
07/08/2020227TG51 - Winterton/Caister
06/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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