Yponomeuta rorrella

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Willow ermine moth
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Yponomeuta
Species: Y. rorrella
Binomial name
Yponomeuta rorrella
(Hübner, 1796)
Synonyms
  • Tinea rorrella Hubner, 1796

Yponomeuta rorrella (willow ermine moth) is a lepidopteran from the family Yponomeutidae, the ermine moths, probably a migrant, but abundantly found in Britain, mostly concentrated in Northumberland.

Identification[edit]

The moths are about 19-24 mm in size and have greyish-silvery wings with black spots.

Host plant[edit]

The host plant of this moth is, among others, the European spindle. Other ermine moths that use this plant as their host are Yponomeuta plumbella and Yponomeuta cagnagella.

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