Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0453 (ABH17.003) Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR01482

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Honeysuckle Moth
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has characteristic upturned wingtips when at rest.

 

Pupates in a tubular silken cocoon on the underside of a leaf.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 20-22mm
Foodplant(s): honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland, woodland, fens, scrubs, gardens and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 36 (13.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 June to 20 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 June to 05 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, purple, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5