Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0456 (ABH17.006) Ypsolopha horridella, (Treitschke, 1835)


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

Although rather drab, this species has distinctive raised tufts on the forewing.

Wingspan: 16-21mm
Foodplant(s): Apple (Malus domestica), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 32 (11.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2022

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 July to 11 October