Yponomeuta irrorella
Yponomeuta irrorella
Adult • Findon Valley, Worthing • © Mike Snelling

16.006 BF429
Yponomeuta irrorella

(Hübner, 1796)


Wingspan c. 22mm.

A scarce and local species, occurring only in southern and south-eastern England, this species is identifiable by the patch of greyish suffusion in the centre of the forewing.

The larvae feed on spindle (Euonymus europaeus) in a silken web, but unlike some other Yponomeuta species, are not so gregarious.

Adults fly in July and August.
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