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Yponomeuta evonymella
(bird-cherry ermine moth)



Yponomeuta evonymella (bird-cherry ermine moth)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Yponomeuta evonymella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bird-cherry ermine moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Yponomeuta evonymella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Preferred Common Name

  • bird-cherry ermine moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Hyponomeuta euonymellus
  • Hyponomeuta evonymellus
  • Hyponomeuta padi Zeller
  • Phalaena evonymellus Linnaeus
  • Tinea evonymellus Linnaeus
  • Yponomeuta euonymellus
  • Yponomeuta evonymellus Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: small ermine moth

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: hægspindemol; spindemøl
  • Finland: tuomen kehrääjäkoi
  • Germany: Gespinstmotte, Traubenkirschen-
  • Netherlands: Kardinaalshoedspinselmot
  • Norway: heggespinnmoll
  • Sweden: häggspinnmal
  • Turkey: elma ag kurdu

EPPO code

  • HYPNEV (Yponomeuta evonymellus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Yponomeutidae
  •                             Genus: Yponomeuta
  •                                 Species: Yponomeuta evonymella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Ageniaspis fuscicollis Parasite
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki Pathogen Larvae
Bacillus thuringiensis thuringiensis Pathogen Larvae
Bactromyia aurulenta Parasite Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Carpodacus erythrinus Predator
Copidosoma Parasite Eggs
Diadegma armillata Parasite
Diadegma armillatum
Eurytoma verticillata Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Herpestomus brunnicornis Parasite
Nosema yponomeutae Pathogen
Nucleopolyhedrosis virus Pathogen Larvae
Pimpla contemplator Parasite
Triclistus yponomeutae Parasite
Trieces tricarinatus Parasite

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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