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Ypsolopha ustella
Variable Smudge (Clerck, 1759)
Ypsolophidae: Ypsolophinae
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  Bawdeswell 16/02/11

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Similar Norfolk Species
White-shouldered Smudge
Ypsolopha parenthesella
Wingspan: 15-20mm
Flight: August to April
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Easy to confuse with other members of the Ypsolopha genus.
Overwinters as an adult.

Recorded in 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
29/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/07/2020227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
13/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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