Ypsolopha scabrella

    Alt Name
    Wainscot Smudge

    Wingspan 20-22 mm. Three raised tufts of scales are visible when the moth is at rest.

    Identification difficulty

    Frequenting gardens and woodlands.

    When to see it

    Nocturnal, it flies in July and August and is attracted by light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Apple or Hawthorn.

    UK Status

    This species is sporadically common over much of England and parts of Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    17.005 BF455

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map