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Ypsolopha sylvella
Wood Smudge (Linnaeus, 1767)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
459 / 17.009
Photo © James Lowen,  New Costessey, 10 Sep 2020. Not a characteristic individual, showing features intermediate with Y. alpella but gen. det. (Keith Kerr) confirmed it to be male sylvella

Similar Norfolk Species
Barred Smudge
Ypsolopha alpella
Plain Smudge
Ypsolopha lucella
Wingspan: 17-19mm
Flight: July - Oct.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Rare.
Closely resembles the previous species Y. alpella

Specimen taken at East Winch - 08/09/09, first record in Norfolk for many years.
Two VC28 specimens in 2013, and several VC27 records.


VC27,28 records [MBGBI vol3]

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2020+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/09/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/09/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
20/08/2020+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
03/10/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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