Ypsolopha horridella

Ypsolopha horridella is a moth of the family Ypsolophidae. It is found in northern and central Europe, the Middle East, China and Russia.

Ypsolopha horridella
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Y. horridella
Binomial name
Ypsolopha horridella
(Treitschke, 1835)[1]
Synonyms
  • Harpipteryx horridella Treitschke, 1835

The wingspan is 16–21 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August.[2]

The larvae feed on the leaves of Malus species and Prunus spinosa in a slight web.

EtymologyEdit

The name is derived from the Latin horridus (meaning shaggy) and refers to the raised scale-tufts or crests on the dorsal part of the wings.

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