Adelidae: Adelinae

00366 Adela cuprella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF0149 (ABH7.007)


General Information

This species has a metallic bronze forewing. The male has white antennae, the female black.


The moths can be seen flying in sunshine at tops of sallow trees/bushes visiting the flowers. Males tend to congregate in swarms.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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