Ypsolopha sylvella

    Alt Name
    Wood Smudge
    Description

    Wingspan 18 to 20 mm. It closely resembles the slightly commoner Y. alpella, so care has to be taken with identification.

    Habitat

    Oak woods and other areas with mature Oaks.

    When to see it

    The adult moths occur during August and September and can be attracted by light.

    Life History

    Foodplant is Oak.

    UK Status

    This species is locally distributed in much of England north to Yorkshire. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Reference
    17.009 BF459

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map