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Adela cuprella
Early Long-horn ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Adelidae: Adelinae
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Photo © Francis Farrow,  09/04/2015 - Beeston Common

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Long-horn
Nemophora minimella
Coppery Long-horn
Nemophora cupriacella
Wingspan: 14-16mm
Flight: April.
Foodplant:   Sallow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Metallic bronze forewing, Male white antennae, female black.
Found flying by day in sunshine at tops of sallow trees/bushes visiting the flowers.
Males congregate in swarms.

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/04/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/04/2019828TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/04/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/04/2019+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
30/03/2019327TG12 - Aylsham
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