Seq # 190170060

Yponomeuta plumbella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Feb. 28, 2021, 3:08 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Yponomeutidae > Subfamily: Yponomeutinae > Genus: Yponomeuta > Species: Yponomeuta plumbella
Vernacular names
Grootvlekstippelmot (NL), Faulbaum-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


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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The larva lives on the food plant at first in a shoot, later on between spun leaves.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly mainly in July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Euonymus europaeus

The larva lives on Euonymus europaeus.

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