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Ypsolopha dentella (Fabricius, 1775)

Honeysuckle Moth
17.0030 (B&F: 453)

Ypsolopha xylostella sensu auctt. nec (Linnaeus, 1758)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Ypsolophidae
      »Subfamily: Ypsolophinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini


A resident that is probably generally distributed in large areas and is increasing. It usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light, although it is occasionally fairly common in a wide range of habitats. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from mid July to late August, occasionally from early July or to the third week of September. The larvae feed on honeysuckle. (Pratt, 2011).

Ypsolopha dentella (Fabricius, 1775)
TQ785099 St Leonards on Sea, 21 viii 2009
Photo: Crystal Ray
Ypsolopha dentella (Fabricius, 1775)
Lewes, 10 viii 2011
Photo: Peter Tinning
Ypsolopha dentella (Fabricius, 1775)
Warnham LNR, 04 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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