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17.012 ~ 0462 ~ Ypsolopha sequella ~ Pied Smudge
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local, in Britain as far north as the Scottish borders.

Montgomeryshire Status

Locally common in scattered sites in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 17-20mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Mostly in wooded areas.


Field maple and sycamore.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a twig of the foodplant. Larva feeds from a slight spinning. Pupates in a soft white cocoon in moss on the trunk, under the bark or in the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th Aug 2018, Llanfyllin

Photo by JBK, 1st Sept 2006, Moel y Garth

Photo by GBC, 9th Aug 2013, Lake Vyrnwy