Ypsolopha sylvella: Distribution map

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17.009 BF459
Ypsolopha sylvella

(Linnaeus, 1767)


Wingspan 18-20 mm.

This oak-feeding species is locally distributed in much of England north to Yorkshire.

It closely resembles the slightly commoner Y. alpella, which also is found in oak woods, and has a similar distribution, so care has to be taken with identification.

The adult moths occur during August and September, and can be attracted by light.
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