Adela reaumurella - Adela reaumurella

Alt Name
Green Long-horn
Description

Wingspan 14-18 mm. The males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter with both sexes having bronzy or metallic greenish forewings.

Habitat

Habitats are open areas such as heath land, moor land, country gardens, parks and wherever the larval food plants are to be found.

When to see it

The moths fly in the daytime during May and June, sometimes occurring in swarms, and often around the tops of trees and bushes.

Life History

The caterpillar lives in a portable case and feeds on leaf-litter of Oak and Birch.

UK Status

A fairly common species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, more local in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

Reference
7.006 BF150

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map