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Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella

The family of small Ermines is also called Web Worms or Tip Moths. The latter names refer to the caterpillars. They weave together leaves and twigs and eat these leaves in the comfort of the 'web'. When there are many of them whole shrubs can simply be covered in just one blanket of silk. They are very common in most gardens. There are many species, often looking like oneanother very much. The Bird-cherry Ermine is a very common species, as it feeds on Bird-cherry, a very common plant all over Europe. It is one of the few Ermine Moths identifiable without problems: each wing carries five rows of neatly placed dots, rather close together. Most other species show less rows and a less orderly placement of the dots.