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Ypsolopha ustella
Variable Smudge (Clerck, 1759)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
461 / 17.011
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  13/09/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Wingspan: 15-20mm
Flight: August to April
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
21/12/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/10/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
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