Ypsolopha alpella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 19 September 2013
Ypsolopha alpella Adult


© Robin Howard

Ypsolopha alpella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Wingspan: 15-17mm

A univoltine species on the wing from late-July to the end of September when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the Las Descargues traps and those in and along the margins of the gorge woodland.

Larvae feed on Quercus spp. with pupation taking place in the bark of the foodplant.