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Adela reaumurella

(Linnaeus, 1758)150 / 7.006

Phil Sterling (2008): A very widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland. It is associated with woodland and scrub habitats. The larva feeds on leaf litter from a portable case. The moth flies in sunshine and, as with A. cuprella (149), may be seen in swarms around the tops of bushes and trees. Before 1990, there are 21 records of the species (per WPC ms.). Since 1990, there have been 61 records, and the moth is widespread in woodland and scrub across the county. (17.iv ... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Leaf litter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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