16.005 .... B&F 0428
Willow Ermine Yponomeuta rorrella (Hübner, 1796)
Status .....Widespread but uncommon in the UK. In Nottinghamshire, Willow Ermine seems restricted to the Idle Valley area, but we have found the larvae near Mansfield Woodhouse. The identification of all Yponomeuta is notoriously difficult. The larvae are much easier and can be safely identified by the foodplant.
Adult reared ex-larva, photographed at Nettleworth Manor July 2010
Early stages                            
Larvae in larval web, photographed at Nettleworth Manor June 2010   Larval web, photographed at Nettleworth Manor June 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Yponomeuta rorrella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Martin Gray.

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Updated January 2024

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