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17.005 ~ 0455 ~ Ypsolopha scabrella
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and locally common as far north as Cumbria.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common in the north-east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 15-21mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland and gardens.


Hawthorn and apple.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds from a slight spinning. Pupates in a whitish cocoon in the leaf litter on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 11th Aug 2011, Llanfyllin