Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella
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Yponomeutidae » Yponomeutinae
Some of the small 'Ermines' are difficult to separate by the eye, but this species is one of the easiest, having five rows of black dots on the forewing
Nocturnal, it flies during July and August, and is attracted to light. The larvae feed on the leaves of bird cherry (Prunus padus), and can occur in pest numbers, completely stripping the plant.Larva feeds on Bird Cherry, living communally within a silken web, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.
Common in woodland and scrub throughout much of the British Isles, more numerous in the north.