Ypsolopha nemorella

    Alternative names
    Hooked Smudge

    Wingspan 21 to 24 mm. One of the larger species of the genus Ypsolopha, a distinct dark spot on the creamy forewing is the most obvious feature.

    Identification difficulty

    It inhabits mainly woodland habitat.

    When to see it

    It flies during July and August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Honeysuckle.

    UK Status

    Distributed locally across most of Britain, except some parts of Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    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

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

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