Lep:Yponomeutinae
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16.003 Yponomeuta malinellus Zeller, 1838
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larvae in a web

Food Plant: Malus spp. (Apple)

Egg: under a protective covering on two to four year old shoots in the crown of the tree

Mine: August-June

Notes: Overwinters as larvae beneath the protective egg covering, then mines the leaves in May. Initially form small full depth mines which merge to form a large brown blotch. They then feed gregariously in a web (as shown, with an earlier web to the right). White silken cocoons, neatly arranged, are formed in a web. Widespread in Britain, in Orchards.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 426

Data: 05.vi.2019, Downham Market, Norfolk, VC28

Image:© Rob Edmunds

References:
Emmet, A M (1996), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 3, Yponomeutidae-Elachistidae
Langmaid J R, Palmer S M, Young M R (2018), A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

Robbins J (1989) A Provisional Atlas of the Leaf Miners of Warwickshire

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