Adelidae: Adelinae

0151 (ABH7.008) Adela croesella, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR00371

Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is characterised by its deep bronzy purple forewing with dark yellow fascia edged in purple. The males have antennae which are over twice the length of the forewing.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), plants and shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 08 July

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

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