The Moths of Suffolk
149 Adela cuprella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain, no recent records (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Where tall sallow bushes occur

Flight Period : Single-brooded; April

Larval foodplants : Sallow (Salix)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Discovered in April 1936 to occur sparingly on sallows in Herringfleet marshes; both sexes there April 1937 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNemophora fasciella
Nemophora minimella
Nemophora cupriacella

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One of over 100 adults swarming over high Sallow bushes - Ipswich, Suffolk (3.iv.2009) © Neil Sherman

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