Morley’s Final Catalogue: Flying in delightful fairy evolutions at outstanding twigs throughout May in every wood from Assington to Fritton and Brandon; Tostock (Tuck).
Recent Status: The commonest of the Adela species in Suffolk especially in woodland.
Life Style: Flying by day and night and coming to light from April to June. The egg is believed to be laid into the tissue of herbaceous plants. The larvae later feed from a case, constructed of pieces of dead leaf, primarily on dead leaves of Quercus and Betula.
Identification: It is larger than A. rufimitrella with a forewing length of 7 to 9 mm. The head is black and bristly and the wings dark metallic with green reflections. Primarily a woodland or scrub species.
Recorded in 36 (62%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1974. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats