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



Las Descargues, 31 July 2012
Ypsolopha scabrella Adult


© Robin Howard

Ypsolopha scabrella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan: 15-21mm

A univoltine species on the wing in July and August. It is attracted to light and has been recorded from all woodland sites.

Larvae feed on hawthorn Crataegus spp., apple Malus spp. and Cotoneaster spp. Pupation takes place in a cocoon amongst leaf litter beneath the foodplant.