Seq # 190170020

Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Feb. 23, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

A common species throughout Belgium and sometimes even very common resulting in damage to Prunus trees.


Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Yponomeuta > Species: Yponomeuta evonymella
Vernacular names
Vogelkersstippelmot (NL), Bird-cherry Ermine (EN), l'Yponomeute du prunier (FR), Traubenkirschen-Gespinstmotte (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 23. view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larvae live gregarious in a web. They feed on the leaves of mainly Prunus padus, but occasionally also on other Prunus species. Pupation in June and July in the web.
The adults are attracted to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from early June till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Prunus padus
Host plant (genera):

This species feeds monophagously on Prunus species.

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