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Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)

Variable Smudge
17.0110 (B&F: 461)

Synonym(s):
Ypsolopha radiatella (Donovan, 1794)


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

Common

A resident that usually occurs singly, occasionally sparingly at mv light, in deciduous woods in both vice-counties; it is sometimes fairly common in the north-west. It is single-brooded, flying mainly from mid July to late October, occasionally from mid June, and again after intermittent hibernation in early May. The larvae feed on oak. (Pratt, 2011).

Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 14 iii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 28 vi 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
TQ785099 St Leonards on Sea, 21 iii 2010
Photo: Crystal Ray
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 17 x 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 17 x 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Plain Colour Form
TQ815117 St Helens Wood, 14 vii 2010
Photo: Crystal Ray
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Lindfield, 4 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 24 x 2014
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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