Ypsolopha parenthesella
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Adult • East Ross, Scotland • © Nigel Richards

17.01 BF460

Ypsolopha parenthesella

(Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan 16-20 mm. An autumn species, flying in August and September, this moth exhibits a number of variations in wing pattern and colour.

The larva feeds on a variety of trees, including oak (Quercus) and hazel (Corylus avellana).

A night-flying species, it is often attracted to light. It is common throughout mainland Britain and Ireland.

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