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Little moth on cuckoo flower

Observed: 30th May 2012 By: keithphotos.evanskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrateskeithphotos.evans’s reputation in Invertebrates
little moth on cuckoo flower
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Adela rufimitrella interacts


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Hi Douglas, I did look for the brown crown but could not really see it, on a blow up there is a tiny tuft but no where near as much as is usually expected.

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Yes, I think it's quite

Yes, I think it's quite worn.

The wing colour and length of antennae also suggest this species.

However the easiest clue is that rufimitrella lives on Cuckoo flower. A. reaumurella would not just happen to be resting on such flowers - they tend to hang around trees or flying higher than rufimitrella.

Best wishes,


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Thanks for all that, a bit more learned about moths. Getting there slowly. Regards Chris.

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re above

thanks fo that , yes i took photo because it was different looking to Adela reaumurella, it was quite a gold band on neck thankyou all Keith.