Adelidae: Adelinae

0150 (ABH7.006) Adela reaumurella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR00365

Orton Waterville, May 2011
Orton Waterville, May 2011
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Orton Waterville, May 2011
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Orton Waterville, May 2011
Orton Waterville, May 2011
 Photo © Jonathan Newman
Salcey Forest
Salcey Forest
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hilton, May 2012
Hilton, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hilton, Hunts., May 2012
Hilton, Hunts., May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The moths fly in sunshine, sometimes occurring in swarms. They have bronzy-metallic, greenish forewings. The males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 14-18mm
Foodplant(s): plant matter
Flying: One generation, April-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 47 (17.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 April to 19 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 May to 11 June

Similar Species
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies