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Ypsolopha parenthesella
White-shouldered Smudge (Linnaeus, 1761)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
460 / 17.010
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  12/07/2014 - Flitcham (Abbey Farm)

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Variable Smudge
Ypsolopha ustella
Wingspan: 15-19mm
Flight: July - Oct.
Foodplant:   Oak, Hazel, hawthorn, Hornbeam, birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Very variable autumn flying species.

Verification Grade Comment: To allow for dark forms

Recorded in 45 (65%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/09/2020328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
05/09/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/08/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/08/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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