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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Wild Privet and Sea Buckthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1904188320101987
Year last recorded2010188320121990
Number of records3232
Number of individuals2072
Unique positions3232
Unique locations3232
Adult records2032
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 10 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0151 Adela croesella 03
© Terry Box, 9 Jun 2019
0151 Adela croesella 02
© Ian Andrews
0151 Adela croesella 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite widely recorded but local in vice-counties 61 to 64.

2013 (CHF):Similar in appearance to Nemophora degeerella but considerably smaller. Very local in the county. Usually seen flying in sunshine around wild privet, ash or sea-buckthorn but also coming to light.

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