Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0457 (ABH17.007) Ypsolopha lucella, (Fabricius, 1775)



General Information

Males of this species are seldom seen and the species is largely parthenogenetic (asexual reproduction).

Wingspan: 16-18mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B


Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2005

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 September to 08 September

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1st October 2004
1st October 2004
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

Nationally Scarce B