Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Mid May-Jun.
Foodplant: Leaf litter.
|Year first recorded||1904||1883||1868||1977||2003|
|Year last recorded||2014||2014||2014||2014||2014|
|Number of records||43||41||154||43||8|
|Number of individuals||184||491||731||2405||33|
For the county, we have a total of 289 records from 164 sites. First recorded in 1868.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and often abundant throughout all five vice-counties.
2013 (CHF): An unmistakable moth, common and widespread across the county. The only confusion species, Adela croesella is much smaller. Seen by day in dappled sunshine in woodland but also coming to light.