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Yponomeuta evonymella
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Myelois circumvoluta
Thistle Ermine

(Fourceroy, 1785)1458 / 62.042

A common species found in a range of habitats where the larvae feed on a range of thistle species. Adults occasionally seen on thistles during the day. Comes to light.

Note occasionally confused with species of Yponomeuta but they are always much smaller.

Recorded in 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1863.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 27-33 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Thistle.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
02/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
02/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
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