Seq # 195010070

Ypsolopha parenthesella (Linnaeus, 1761) Species

Last modified: Oct. 6, 2023, 1:16 p.m.

A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Family: Ypsolophidae > Subfamily: Ypsolophinae > Genus: Ypsolopha > Species: Ypsolopha parenthesella
Vernacular names
Witvlekspitskopmot (NL)
Ypsolopha costella (Fabricius, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 24 (as costella). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds from a slight web on the leaves of the food plant.
Pupation in a brown boat-shaped cocoon affixed to a leaf, the trunk or amongst detritus on the ground.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults have been seen from late March till early November.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Carpinus betulus, Corylus avellana and Myrica gale
Host plant (genera):
Quercus, Betula and Alnus

The larva feeds on: Quercus, Carpinus, Betula, Corylus, Myrica or Alnus.

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