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Yponomeuta cagnagella (Hubner, 1813)

Имаго  Yponomeuta cagnagella


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Yponomeutoidea family Yponomeutidae subfamily Yponomeutinae genus Yponomeuta → species Yponomeuta cagnagella

Species name(s)

Yponomeuta cagnagella (Hubner, 1813) = Yponomeuta cagnagellus (Hübner, 1813) = Tinea cagnagella Hübner, [1813] = Phalaena evonymella Scopoli, 1763 = Nygmia cognatella Hübner, [1825] = Yponomeuta cognatella Treitschke, 1832 = Hyponomeuta evonymi Zeller, 1844 = Yponomeuta cognatellus.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky.

Forewing length

12—13 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  Yponomeuta cagnagella

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Yponomeuta cognatellus [5]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length 1.2-1.3 cm, it is silvery white with three rows of black dots. Hind wings dark, with white fringe. Hallmark - "a stocky body." Butterfly considerably larger similar species -Yponomeuta malinellus. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, the European North-West, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Mid-Volzhsky, Middle Urals, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Lithuania Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania,Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Moderate to cool Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • From late June to late July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • The butterfly is found on the edges of the forest, near streams and hedgerows. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From July to the end of May - beginning of June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Euonymus (Evonymus europaeus), zhoster (Rhamnus frangula), other shrubs, scrub oak. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 19:22, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 12—13 mm. Wingspan: No formalized data → No formalized data. Flight time: No formalized data → June, July. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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