Yponomeuta cagnagella

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Spindle ermine
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Yponomeuta
Species: Y. cagnagella
Binomial name
Yponomeuta cagnagella
(Hübner, 1813)[1]
  • Tinea cagnagella Hubner, 1813
  • Nygmia cognatella Hubner, 1825
  • Yponomeuta cagnagellus

Yponomeuta cagnagella, the spindle ermine, is a moth from the family Yponomeutidae, the ermine moths. The wingspan of the moth ranges from 19 to 26 millimetres.

Flight time ranges from the end of June to October. The moth is attracted to light.

Host plant[edit]

The host plant of this moth is European spindle. Other ermine moths that use this plant as their host are Yponomeuta plumbella and Yponomeuta irrorella.