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National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 8-10mm.

Foodplant: Spindle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2001187919771883
Year last recorded2001200319771883
Number of records1811
Number of individuals1900
Unique positions1611
Unique locations1511
Adult records1811
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 11 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1879.


16.007 Yponomeuta plumbella 03 larval feeding signs
© Dave Shenton
16.007 Yponomeuta plumbella 02 larva ex mine on Spindle
© Dave Shenton
16.007 Yponomeuta plumbella 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local and generally uncommon.

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