Spindle Ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella
Like the name implies, the caterpillars of the Spindle Ermine are found on Spindle exclusively. We are not absolutely sure about its identification. The species however shows the limited number of dots and the white hairs at the end of the forewings, making the Spindle Ermine the most likely candidate. It reaches the wingspan usual in ermine moths: some 19 to 26 mm. Common all over Britain where ever Spindle grows, except for the northern parts of Scotland.