Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha sequella
Pied Rabbit Moth
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Ypsolopha vittella
Dusky Rabbit Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)463 / 17.013
=Elm Smudge

Norfolk status
Distributed throughout much of the British Isles in woodland, thickets, copses and areas with scattered trees, rather uncommon but widely scattered records in Norfolk.

Darker ground colour and less distinct markings separate from Y. sequella

The larvae feeds on Elm and Beech, beneath a silken web, over-wintering as an egg.

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
24/07/2016127TG10Bowthorpe / Earlham
13/07/2015127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Elm or Beech
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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