Seq # 190170030

Yponomeuta irrorella (Hübner, 1796) Species

Last modified: Feb. 28, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

A rather rare species throughout Belgium.


Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Yponomeuta > Species: Yponomeuta irrorella
Vernacular names
Waasjesstippelmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Verboven A. 2013. Yponomeuta irrorella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), new to the Belgian fauna. — Phegea 41(1): 2–4. On page 2. view page




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Specimens in nature


Three Belgian species Yponomeuta live on the host plant Euonymus.
Caterpillars of Yponomeuta cagnagella and Yponomeuta irrorella are very difficult to distinguish.
In contrast to the caterpillars of Y. cagnagella which live socially in a web, Y. irrorella caterpillars live individually in a web.
The caterpillars of the third species Yponomeuta plumbella are easy to distinguish from the other 2 species.

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Host plant (species):
Euonymus europaeus
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