Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0459 (ABH17.009) Ypsolopha sylvella, (Linnaeus, 1767)


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

General Information

This species is easily confused with Y. alpella but is generally darker and more strongly marked.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 17-19mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 July to 10 October

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