Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella
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Ypsolophidae » Ypsolophinae
upturned wingtips are typical of several other moths in this genus, but are more marked in this species.
The moth flies from June to September depending on the location..Larval foodplant is honeysuckle (Lonicera). The young caterpillars are inconspicuous, and as they grow, they change to an attractive purple and green colour which gives good camouflage amongst honeysuckle leaves. The pupa is inside a long, spindle-shaped cocoon typical of the genus.
Around Honeysuckle, the larval foodplant.
IMAGE (C) GORDON JACKSON 2015