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Yponomeuta malinellus (Zeller, 1838)

Имаго  (Yponomeuta malinellus)


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

Species name(s)

Yponomeuta malinellus (Zeller, 1838) = Yponomeuta malinella Zeller, 1838 = Hyponomeuta malinellus Zeller, 1838.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky*.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

9—10 mm.

Primary colors

Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

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

Larva lifespan

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

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Yponomeuta malinellus)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Yponomeuta malinella. [3]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing is less than 1 cm - Butterfly noticeably less similar colorYponomeuta cagnagella. The color of the front wings - white, with three rows of black dots. Fringe hind wings light gray. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan - up to 18 mm. The front wings are silvery white, with three rows of black dots, gray hind wings. [11]. 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, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, the Lower Amur (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Crete, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sardinia,Sicily, Slovakia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Moderate Europe. Introduced to North America. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • It flies on fruit gardens and forest edges. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From August until the end of May. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • From autumn to early summer. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Apple, pear (prefers young shoots), hawthorn (Crataegus). [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillars hatch in the fall, winter under the shield, and with spring buds begin to eat first, and then the leaves of the tree. Young caterpillars mine leaves, older caterpillars feed on the surface of the sheet. Live caterpillars groups entangle the web of branches (turns large, well-marked web nests).Pupation is in the early summer, in the nest, kokonyraspolagayutsya batches of 15-20 pieces. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Eggs are laid in autumn on branches of host plants, in groups. On top of pile covered rapidly solidifying liquid. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Caterpillar. [11]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Andrey Ponomarev, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 19:23, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 9—10 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → July. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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