Lepidoptera Hyponomeuta Padellus Moth

The family Hyponomeutida contains about twenty insects, some of which are very common and exceedingly destructive to our trees. In May and June hawthorn and fruit trees may be seen swarming with the gregarious larva of some of them, and almost entirely stripped of their leaves.

Padellus Moths Fig. 236.-Padellus.

The species here figured has grey or white fore wings with three rows of black dots. The hind wings are darker grey without dots.

The larva feeds on hawthorn, apple, and other trees. The perfect insect flies in July and August.