Ypsolopha mucronella
Ypsolopha mucronella
Adult • Eye, Suffolk • © Paul Kitchener

17.001 BF451

Ypsolopha mucronella

(Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan 26-33mm.

This is a local species, with a range from southern England up to the Midlands.

It is found mainly in woodlands on chalky soils and can be found in flight during August to April - overwintering in dense cover. The adult moth has a particularly distinctive attenuated resting posture.

The larval foodplant is Spindle (Euonymus europeaus).
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