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Ypsolopha sylvella (Linnaeus, 1767) Species

Last modified: Oct. 6, 2023, 1:19 p.m.

A rare species in Belgium.


Family: Ypsolophidae > Subfamily: Ypsolophinae > Genus: Ypsolopha > Species: Ypsolopha sylvella
Vernacular names
Gele spitskopmot (NL), Gelbe Doppelband-Schabenmotte (DE)
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. view page




Wingspan: 17–20 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva feeds on the leaves of the food plant.
It pupates in a pale brown boat-shaped cocoon under a leaf, in a crevice in bark or among plant debris on the ground.
The adults fly by night and come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly usually from July towards late October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larva feeds on Quercus, but also on other deciduous trees like: Corylus, Carpinus betulus, Betula and also Myrica gale.

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