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Ypsolopha vittella (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 6, 2021, 10:49 a.m.

A very rare and local species in Belgium.


Family: Ypsolophidae > Subfamily: Ypsolophinae > Genus: Ypsolopha > Species: Ypsolopha vittella
Vernacular names
Zwartvlekspitskopmot (NL)
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




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


The larva feeds from a slight web on the leaves and the flowers of the food plant.
It pupates in a loose white cocoon on the trunk of the food plant or among plant debris on the ground.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year during July and August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Fagus sylvatica
Host plant (genera):

The larva feeds on Ulmus ssp. or Fagus sylvatica.

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