The Moths of Suffolk
462 Ypsolopha sequella, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Woodland, scrub and hedgerows

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

Larval foodplants : Field Maple (Acer campestre) or occasionally Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Morley's Final Catalogue : A local maple-feeder. Flixton (Ctw); Shrubland in 1929 (Whit.). Found by Wratislaw in Norton Wood (since 1870 worked by no one, but occasionally Tuck); bred at Timworth in 1911 (Nurse); Mildenhall in Sept. 1937 (Burton).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 17-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultYpsolopha vittella

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Eye, Suffolk (1.viii.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman
Woolpit, Suffolk (23.vii.2015) © Paul Bryant
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.vii.2017) © Paul Kitchener