Ypsolopha nemorella

Ypsolopha nemorella is a moth of the family Ypsolophidae. It is found in northern and central Europe, mid-eastern China and Russia.

Ypsolopha nemorella
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Scientific classification
Y. nemorella
Binomial name
Ypsolopha nemorella
(Linnaeus, 1758)[1]
  • Phalaena nemorella Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tinea hamella Hübner, 1805
  • Ypsolophus cultrea Haworth, 1828
  • Cerostoma nemorella var. ninella Krulikovski, 1908

The wingspan is 21–24 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August. It is one of the larger species in the genus Ypsolopha. It has a distinct dark spot on the creamy forewing.[2] Meyrick describes it- Head and thorax ochreous whitish, patagia light ochreous. Forewings with apex falcate ;whitish -ochreous, more or less brownish -tinged between veins, with scattered black scales ; a darker brownish streak along fold; a black dot below fold before middle. Hindwings pale grey, darker terminally.The larvarosy-ochreous ; dorsal line whitish; 7 and 9 with oblique black lateral marks.[3]

The larvae feed on Lonicera species.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ UKmoths
  3. ^ Meyrick, E., 1895 A Handbook of British Lepidoptera MacMillan, London pdf   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain. Keys and description

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