Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha sequella
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Ypsolopha vittella
Elm Smudge

(Linnaeus, 1758)463 / 17.013
Norfolk status
Distributed throughout much of the British Isles in woodland, thickets, copses and areas with scattered trees, rather uncommon but widely scattered records in Norfolk.

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

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019127TG24 - Cromer
20/08/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2016127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
10/08/2012127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
23/07/2012227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Elm or Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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