Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Prunus padus © Petr Kapitola, State Phytosanitary Administration, Czechia, Bugwood.com
According to Robbins (1991a) the young larvae, after their hibernation, make small full depth blotch mines, that sometimes coalesce. However, Agassiz (1996a) writes that the young larva mines in a shoot, causing it to droop, and Hering (1957a) does not even mention the species. The older larvae live in extensive groups in the well known large webs.
Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous
Also reported from Prunus cerasus and domestica, and even from Sorbus aucuparia; whether these are normal hostplants is doubtful.
Larvae from late autumn till June.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
Probably all Europe, with possible exception of parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Body greenish, later brownish green, with on each segment a pair of large, black subdorsal spots. Head, prothoracic and anal plates black.
See Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Abras, Fassotte, Chandelier & Cavelier (2008a), Agassiz (1996a), Baldizzone (2004a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Huemer (2012a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Segerer & Reichholf (2004a), Seguna (2007a), Thomann (1956a).