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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun. onwards through autumn, overwintering to following Spring.

Forewing: 7-10mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19991859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records13451354113
Number of individuals13551784911
Unique positions132439125
Unique locations132439125
Adult records13431323912
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 247 records from 93 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0461 Ypsolopha ustella 02
© Andy Nunn
0461 Ypsolopha ustella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Oct 2001

Species Account

Similar species: Plain forms of 0460 Ypsolopha parenthesella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties.

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