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07.006 (BF150)

Green Long-horn   

Adela reaumurella
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine, the males often swarming round tops of trees and bushes while the females skulk in the undergrowth.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-February.  Adults April-July.

Larval foodplants

Dead leaves.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at at Kirkconnell Flow NNR, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 10th May 1978 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen now at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Tynron on 21st June 1980, again by Sir Arthur Duncan, with the specimen at National Museums Scotland.

79 record(s) from 22 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018 2022 2022
7.006 Adela Reaumurella
7.006 Adela Reaumurella
7.006 Adela Reaumurella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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