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Ypsolopha vittella
Dusky Rabbit Moth (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
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Photo © JB Kemp,  Isle of Skye

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Pied Rabbit Moth
Ypsolopha sequella
Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Elm or Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Scarce.
Distributed throughout much of the British Isles in woodland, thickets, copses and areas with scattered trees, rather uncommon but widely scattered records in Norfolk.

Darker ground colour and less distinct markings separate from Y. sequella

The larvae feeds on Elm and Beech, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
29/08/2019127TG24Overstrand
20/08/2017128TL79Mundford
24/07/2016127TG10Bowthorpe / Earlham
13/07/2015127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
10/08/2012127TG31Upton
23/07/2012227TG04Cley next the Sea
22/07/2012127TG04Cley next the Sea
03/07/2007128TF62Dersingham Bog
17/06/2007528TF74Scolt Head NNR
07/05/2007128TG03Swanton Novers (Gt Wood)
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