Lepidoptera Adela Cuprella Moth

Cuprella Moths Fig. 235.-Cuprella.

The family Adelida contains ten species, all remarkable for the great length of their antenna. The one selected for illustration is a beautiful little moth with bright bronzy green fore wings, tinged with a rich glossy violet. The hind wings are brown with a glossy surface.

This moth does not seem to be widely distributed, but is fairly plentiful where it occurs. Wimbledon Common and Epping Forest are good localities for it. It is on the wing in April and May.