Seq # 130010020

Adela cuprella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: April 16, 2020, 10:32 a.m.


A rather common species throughout Belgium.


Details

Classification
Family: Adelidae > Subfamily: Adelinae > Genus: Adela > Species: Adela cuprella
Vernacular names
Wilgenlangsprietmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 24.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Bionomics

The young larva lives in the catkins of various Salix species. The later stages lives on Salix leaves on the ground, from a flat bivalved case. It overwinters twice, sometimes three times. Pupation in the case. The moths are active in sunshine, and swarm around the tops of blossoming Salix trees during spring time.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from mid April till early May.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Salix

Various Salix species.

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