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0151 ~ Adela croesella
UK Status

Resident. A local species in Britain, rare in the west, found as far north as Westmorland.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county. This rare species is only the fourth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-14mm.

Confusion species

Nemophora degeerella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Various habitats.


Wild privet, sea-buckthorn and other shrubs.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs probably laid on the flowers. Larva forms a flat elongate case, constructed from fragments of leaves covered with particles of soil. Pupates inside the larval case.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 1st July 2013, Middletown