Ypsolopha senex

Ypsolopha senex is a moth of the family Ypsolophidae first described by Lord Walsingham in 1889.[1] It is found throughout North America. In Canada it occurs in most provinces, from British Columbia and Alberta to Manitoba. It is present in most of the continental United States. It is known from a wide variety of habitats, including riparian ecosystems, mixed wood forest and alpine tundra.[2]

Ypsolopha senex
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Y. senex
Binomial name
Ypsolopha senex
(Walsingham, 1889)
Synonyms
  • Trachoma senex Walsingham, 1889
  • Cerostoma koebelella Dyar, 1900

They are of a uniform, drab colour. Adults are on wing from June to September. There is probably one generation per year.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Salix species. Feeding occurs in a loose web. Pupation takes place in a silken cocoon of a tubular shape.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nomina - Lepidoptera: R-Z". Nearctica. Archived from the original on January 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Aurelian, V. M. (2008). "Species Details Ypsolopha senex". University of Alberta Museums. E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum. Retrieved November 16, 2020.