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. 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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