Adelidae: Adelinae

0149 (ABH7.007) Adela cuprella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR00366

Male, Dinton Pastures near Reading
Male, Dinton Pastures near Reading
 Photo © Ian McLean
Male, Dinton Pastures near Reading
 Photo © Ian McLean
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

This species has a metallic bronze forewing. The male has white antennae, the female black.

 

The moths can be seen flying in sunshine at tops of sallow trees/bushes visiting the flowers. Males tend to congregate in swarms.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 March to 05 July

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 Photo © David Griffiths

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