The Moths of Suffolk
459 Ypsolopha sylvella, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-July to early October

Larval foodplants : Oak (Quercus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A very local species, on oak. Taken at only Leiston, before 1890 (Hon. Beatrice de Grey).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-19mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultYpsolopha lucella
Ypsolopha alpella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (ix.2007) © Neil Sherman

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