The Moths of Suffolk
453 Ypsolopha dentella, Honeysuckle Moth, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Heathland, woodland, fens, scrubs, gardens and grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-June to mid-September

Larval foodplants : Honeysuckle (Lonicera)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Copdock (Hkg); Bentley Woods and Westeffield (Pyett) Waldringfield (Wlr); Ipswich and sitting on Angelica flower at Foxhall; also frequent about honeysuckle in Monks Soham garden during July to September, sometimes at light (Mly) Leiston, Southwold, Lowestoft.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-22mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye, Suffolk (1.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Redgrave Fen, Suffolk (18.vii.2009) © A Prichard
Woolpit, Suffolk (9.viii.2015) © Paul Bryant
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (21.vii.2015) © Paul Kitchener