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Adela croesella (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  (Adela croesella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Adeloidea family Adelidae subfamily Adelinae genus Adela → species Adela croesella

Species name(s)

Adela croesella (Scopoli, 1763).


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky.

Forewing length

6—7 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Adela croesella)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The front wings are 6-7 mm, golden color with brownish veins, intersected in the center of a wide yellow purple frame transverse bands. The antennae of males is 2.5 times longer than the wings of females - half as long and half thickened root purple scales. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France , Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Karelia, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg ?Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • May June [86]. Shamil Murtazin.

Additional info about Imago

  • Butterflies are found locally in late May and in June, forest glades and fringes, garden plots. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.

Larva food plants

  • Hippóphaë, Ligústrum. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.

Additional info about Larva

  • Caterpillars of this moth, first discovered eat flowers privet and buckthorn, later build their own portable house and feed on leaf litter in the litter. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Sergey Novitckiy.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Shamil Murtazin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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29.01.2014 13:45, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 6—7 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June.

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