Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha nemorella
Hooked Smudge

(Linnaeus, 1758)452 / 17.002

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Bentley in 1934-5 (Whit.); Hemley in 1903 by Waller (EMM. 1904, 80) and later; rare among honeysuckle in Monks Soham garden during August 1919 (Mly); Tuddenham (Wrn).

Recent Status: Scarce in Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from June to September. The larvae feed from a slight web on Lonicera. They pupate in a dark brown cocoon on the ground.

Identification: The moth has pale wings marked with darker and orange brown streaking. The apex is falcate resulting in it being upturned at rest. There is a prominent black spot above the dorsum at two fifths.
The mature larva is characteristically marked. More Info

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
16/07/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
27/06/2020126TM04 - Hadleigh
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/07/2018+25TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Wingspan: 21-24mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Honeysuckle
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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