Seq # 130010010

Adela croesella (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Feb. 22, 2021, 12:26 p.m.


A not so common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Adelidae > Subfamily: Adelinae > Genus: Adela > Species: Adela croesella
Vernacular names
Gebandeerde langsprietmot (NL), Liguster-Langhornfalter (DE)
Synonyms
Adela sultzella (Linnaeus, 1767)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 116 (as zultzella [sic]). view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The larvae are thought to feed at first at flowers and or seeds of the food plant. It builds later a portable flat, elongate-ovate case constructed from leaf fragments and covered with soil particles and feeding on fallen leaves. Pupation in the larval case.
The adults fly in the sunshine and later come occasionally to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from late May till late June.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Ligustrum vulgare, Hippophae rhamnoides and Fraxinus excelsior
Host plant (genera):
Ulmus

The larvae are thought to feed at first at flowers and or seeds of: Ligustrum vulgare, Hippophae rhamnoides and other shrubs.

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