Adelidae : Adelinae
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  02/05/2015 - Thompson Water/ Peddars Way

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Adela reaumurella
Green Long-horn

(Linnaeus, 1758)7.006/150
Norfolk status
The moths fly by day in sunshine, sometimes occurring in swarms.
Bronzy or metallic greenish forewings.
The males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter.

Recorded in 52 (75%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2015228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
30/05/2015+27TM08 - Banham/Lopham
27/05/2015227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
24/05/2015127TG14 - Sheringham
21/05/2015327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 14-18mm
Season: April - June
Foodplant:   Leaf litter.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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