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17.012 (BF462)

Pied Smudge   

Ypsolopha sequella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Adult rests high up in the trees.  If dislodged, flies down and settles low down on the trunk.

Life cycle

Larvae present May-June.  Adults fly June-July, June-October.

Larval foodplants

Field Maple, sometimes Sycamore.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Kippford, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 27th September 2008, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Auldgirth on 13th July 2010, with the Wigtownshire first being found in 2016.

34 record(s) from 13 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2016 2022 2021
17.012 Ypsolopha Sequella
17.012 Ypsolopha Sequella
17.012 Ypsolopha Sequella17.012 Ypsolopha Sequella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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