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Micro-moth - Adela sp.

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
unk 1 Adela  IMG_7740
unk 1 Adela  IMG_7740 1
Description:

I've been seeing these moths during April and May - the second photo was taken on 10th May. From the shorter antennae length I think these are both females, but I'm unsure whether they are A. reaumurella or A. rufimitrella, or even one of each! The UK moths website says that the latter species has a yellow crown - where is a moth's crown?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Adela reaumurella interacts

Comments

RHoman's picture

The crown in your picture

The crown in your picture consists of the not-especially yellow, shortish "hairs" on top of the head and in your view between the antennae.

Robert Homan

RHoman's picture

The crown in your picture

The crown in your picture consists of the not-especially yellow, shortish "hairs" on top of the head and in your view between the antennae.

Robert Homan