Ypsolophidae : Ypsolophinae
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Ypsolopha mucronella
Spindle Smudge

(Scopoli, 1763)451 / 17.001

Uncommon resident.

Euonymus europaeus with larva feeding in June/July in a flimsy web on the leaves. Adult overwinters, active in mild spells.

Recorded in 24 (17%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 26-33mm
Flight: August to May
Foodplant:   Spindle
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
17/04/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
12/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
08/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO79
05/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO79
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