The Moths of Suffolk
150 Adela reaumurella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Common in north-western, southern areas and the Sandlings

Habitats : Woodland and scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-April to early June

Larval foodplants : Leaf litter

Morley's Final Catalogue : Flying in delightful fairy evolutions at outstanding twigs throughout May in every wood from Assington to Fritton and Brandon; Tostock

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-18mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultNemophora metallica
Adela rufimitrella

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Female. - Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lower Hollesley Heath, Suffolk (3.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Lower Hollesley Heath, Suffolk (3.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Lower Hollesley Heath, Suffolk (3.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Larval case and pupal exuvia - Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.iv.2012) © A Prichard
Larval case and pupal exuvia - Maidscross Hill, Lakenheath, Suffolk (12.iv.2012) © A Prichard