The Moths of Suffolk
1517 Adaina microdactyla, (Hübner, 1813)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Fens, woodland and grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early July and mid-July to early September

Larval foodplants : Hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), in the stems

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not found since the larvae were discovered on Eupatorium at Blaxhall before 1890 (G. A. Harker of Liverpool).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-17mm


Confusion species
    AdultEuleioptilus carphodactyla

Compare confusion species

Click to view full size image
Suffolk (viii.2003) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
18 27 100 100 9

Life history chart
larva larva larva larva pupaimago pupaimago larvapupa pupaimago larva larva larva larva

Further Photographs

Click to view full size imageClick to view full size image
Gall and exit hole in Hemp Agrimony, caused by larva - Tuddenham Heath, Suffolk (8.x.2005) © A Prichard
Wicken Fen (vi.2005) © Stuart Read