The Moths of Suffolk
463 Ypsolopha vittella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, hedgerows and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August

Larval foodplants : Elm (Ulmus) or Beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not very common, about elm. Hemley in 1902 (Wlr); Bentley Woods on sugar, Ipswich sitting on holly, Southwold (Mly), not uncommon on Gorleston palings (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 16-20mm


Confusion species
    AdultYpsolopha sequella

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Ipswich, Suffolk (2006) © Neil Sherman

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