Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha vittella

(Linnaeus, 1758)463 / 17.013

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

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June to September. The larvae feed from a slight web on the flowers and leaves of Fagus and Ulmus. They pupate in a loose white cocoon on the trunk of the tree or the ground.

Identification: The moth has a resemblance to Y. sequella but has a darker ground colour and the markings are less distinct particularly along the costa. There are also varieties much marked with black and also with the marking brownish. More Info

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
25/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
06/07/2016+25TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
12/08/2015+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
15/10/2012125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Elm or Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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