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16.001 (BF424)

Bird-cherry Ermine   

Yponomeuta evonymella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Larvae are gregarious, feeding in a communal web among the leaves.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-July.  Adults fly June-August.

Larval foodplants

Bird Cherry.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kirkconnell, Kirkcudbrightshire, between 1860-67 by William Lennon, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 22nd July 1944 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Torrs on 27th July 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan.

544 record(s) from 47 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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