Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller, 1838
Malus domestica, België, Liége, April © Jean-Yves Baugnée
same mine, lighted from behind
the young larvae live gregariously in the mine
very young larvae
After the hibernation in spring the larvae make small full depth mines, that may merge sometimes into a large orange brown blotch. Soon they live free in an extensive communal web.
Malus domestica, sylvestris.
Hering (1957a) mentions, next to Malus also Pyrus. This may be due to xenophagy, but perhaps also is due to a confusing nomenclature: Pirus malus = Malus spec.
Larvae from autumn till May; mining in early May (Agassiz, 1996a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Body pale yellowish green with two rows of large black spots; head, prothoracic and anal plates brownish black.
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935b), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Gómez de Aizpúrua (2003a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a), Wörz (1957a).