The Moths of Suffolk
456 Ypsolopha horridella, (Treitschke, 1835)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Open woodland and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus) or Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

Records : Capel St Mary (A Watchman, 21.viii.1987), Monks Eleigh (A Watchman, 10.viii.1995), Boyton (A Watchman, 05.ix.1997), Thetford (A Musgrove, 22.vii.2003), Monewden (H E Chipperfield, 1979-1980), Spexhall (M Deans, A Prichard & C Moore, 5.viii.2009)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-21mm


Confusion species : None

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Spexhall, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Spexhall, Suffolk (5.viii.2009) © A Prichard
First site record - Ipswich, Suffolk (14.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman