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17.006 ~ 0456 ~ Ypsolopha horridella
UK Status

Resident. A local species found in the south of England and north Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the east of the county at Middletown in 2012. This was only the seventh record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 16-21mm.

Confusion species

Fairly distinctive.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Woodland, scrub and gardens.


Blackthorn and apples.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a twig of the foodplant. Larva feeds from a slight spinning. Pupates in a whitish boat-shaped cocoon in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 20th Sept 2012, Middletown