Wainscot Smudge


Ypsolopha scabrella – Quite an extraordinary looking little moth with distinctive raised tufts which can be seen when the moth is at rest.


Wainscot Smudge Ypsolopha scabrella


Wainscot Smudge Ypsolopha scabrella


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 20th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

12 thoughts on “Wainscot Smudge

    1. Over the years I have seen and photographed many. Not being able to get out and shoot new photos at present has given me the opportunity to catch up a little.

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    1. Thank you, Ted. The little ones are always a challenge, and apart from their size, some fly off before you have even had chance to focus your lens.

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  1. I’m amazed at the huge variety of moths! And wondering how some of them got such unusual names. I guess the smudge part of this one’s common name is because when swatted, it would leave a dusty smudge.

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