Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0461 (ABH17.011) Ypsolopha ustella, (Clerck, 1759)

KR01494

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is difficult to distinguish from some of the other members of the Ypsolopha genus, but its narrower forewings can be diagnostic.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 15-20mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, August-April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 January to 23 November

Similar Species
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5