Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha lucella
Plain Smudge

(Fabricius, 1775)17.007/457
Norfolk status
Rare, Uncertain.
Oak woodland.
Males are seldom seen and the species is largely parthenogenetic (asexual reproduction).

VC 27,28 records [MBGBI vol3]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1999.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/1999 to 04/09/1999+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
August 1991127TG20 - Norwich
August 1991127TG20 - Norwich
August 1991+27TG20 - Norwich
1984127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Wingspan: 16-18mm
Season: July to August
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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