Ypsolopha parenthesella: Distribution map

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17.010 BF460
Ypsolopha parenthesella

(Linnaeus, 1761)


Wingspan 16-20 mm. An autumn species, flying in August and September, this moth exhibits a number of variations in wing pattern and colour.

The larva feeds on a variety of trees, including oak (Quercus) and hazel (Corylus avellana).

A night-flying species, it is often attracted to light. It is common throughout mainland Britain and Ireland.

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