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



Las Descargues, 18 September 2009
Ypsolopha parenthesella Adult


© Robin Howard

Ypsolopha parenthesella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Wingspan: 15-19mm

A univoltine species flying from August to late September when it is attracted to light, it has been recorded from all woodland sites but particularly those where oak Quercus spp. are dominant.

Larvae feed on oak Quercus spp., birch Betula spp., hazel Corylus spp. and hornbeam Carpinus betulus. Pupation takes place in a brown cocoon under leaves, in bark crevices or in leaf litter beneath the foodplant.