Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae

0458 (ABH17.008) Ypsolopha alpella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

This species is paler than Y. sylvella, with less distinct cross-banding.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 14-18mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common


Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 July to 21 September

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1st October 2004
1st October 2004
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