The Moths of Suffolk
455 Ypsolopha scabrella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Woodland, scrub, heathland, gardens, grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : Hawthorn (Crataegus), apple (Malus) or occasionally Cotoneaster spp.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Captured at Bungay by Mrs. Mann (Trans. i, 35), probably at light about 1903.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 15-21mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Beaten from hawthorn (Crataegus) - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
Beaten from hawthorn (Crataegus) - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
Beaten from hazel (Corylus) - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Close-up of anal plate - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Close-up of larval head - Cransford, Suffolk (6.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Ex larva - Hinderclay Fen, Suffolk (30.v.2009) © A Prichard
 
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Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Woolpit, Suffolk (13.vii.2015) © Paul Bryant
Ipswich, Suffolk (23.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener