450 Hawthorn Moth (Scythropia crataegella)

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Family Yponomeutidae: Yponomeutinae

Wingspan 11-15 mm.

Flight period July


Predominately a southern species, but not occurring Nof Yorkshire, on the wing in July, and can be attracted to light

The larvae feed together in a silken web spun on hawthorn (Crataegus), after firstly mining the leaves. Other foodplants include blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and Cotoneaster.