Ypsolopha parenthesella

    Alt Name
    White-shouldered Smudge

    Wingspan 16 to 20 mm. This moth exhibits a number of variations in wing pattern and colour.

    Identification difficulty

    Well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    Flies from late July to September. A night flying species, it is often attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larva feeds on a variety of trees, including oak and hazel.

    UK Status

    It is common throughout mainland Britain and Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

    17.010 BF460

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map