The Moths of Suffolk
458 Ypsolopha alpella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to September

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : Mr. Jack Goddard took three specimens in Benacre Woods during the period 1934-1937 (Trans. S.N.S. Vol. IV, pt. 1, p. 35).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultYpsolopha lucella
Ypsolopha sylvella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.viii.2009) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Woolpit, Suffolk (29.viii.2015) © Paul Bryant