Gypsonoma oppressana

Alternative names
Poplar Shoot

Wingspan about 14 mm.

Identification difficulty

In areas where Poplars occur.

When to see it

Flies during June and July in a single generation.

Life History

The larva feeds on Poplar (Populus), initially grazing the underside of a leaf, from within a silken tube which becomes covered with frass.

UK Status

A relatively local species, occurring sporadically throughout England. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map