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17.003 (BF453)

Honeysuckle Moth   

Ypsolopha dentella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June. Larva is green with reddish-brown dorsal stripe.  Larvae of Y. nemorella (larva pale reddish brown) Athrips mouffetella (larva black with white spots on first few segments) also feed on honeysuckle.  Adults fly July-September.

Larval foodplants

Honeysuckle species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish, Dumfriesshire, on 28th August 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Bargaly Lodge on 25th August 1992, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Chippermore Point on 7th August 1997.

123 record(s) from 22 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022
17.003 Honeysuckle Moth, Ypsolopha Dentella
17.003 Honeysuckle Moth, Ypsolopha Dentella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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