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17.008 ~ 0458 ~ Ypsolopha alpella
UK Status

Resident. Local, found in Britain as far north as Yorkshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

A single very old record from the east of the county, Guilsfield 1959.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-18mm.

Confusion species

Y. lucella, Y. sylvella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Oak woodland.



Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds from a slight web. Pupates in a pale cocoon under a leaf or against the bark.
Montgomeryshire photos