view of a moth Ypsolopha alpella resting after being caught in a moth trap

Ypsolopha alpella. Photo: Paul Harris

Paul had a nice surprise when he checked his Weymouth garden moth trap back on 9/08/18. He found this rare micro moth, Ypsolopha alpella, FL. 7-9 mm, very local in Dorset and a new species for Paul’s garden records.

It is single brooded ,July/October and Oak trees are the caterpillars  foodplant.

Paul often posts moth photos on twitter and @paulUpwey in the Twitter search box will find him.

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