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Ypsolopha ustella
Variable Smudge (Clerck, 1759)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
461 / 17.011
Photo © Dave Appleton,  05/11/2015 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species
White-shouldered Smudge
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Wingspan: 15-20mm
Flight: August to April
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Easy to confuse with other members of the Ypsolopha genus.
Overwinters as an adult.

Recorded in 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/09/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
22/09/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
09/09/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
29/08/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
26/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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