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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 9-11mm.

Foodplant: Honeysuckle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records37122334021834
Number of individuals58933744930544
Unique positions313431479
Unique locations313430459
Adult records36722232919933
Immature records10220

For the county, we have a total of 1186 records from 149 sites. First recorded in 1883.


17.003 Ypsolopha dentella 04 larva
© Derek Parkinson
17.003 Ypsolopha dentella 03 cocoon
© Derek Parkinson
17.003 Ypsolopha dentella 02
© Ian Marshall, 28 Aug 2008
17.003 Ypsolopha dentella 01
© Terry Box

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common in all five vice-counties, frequently occurring on honeysuckle in gardens.

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