|Adela reaumurella are active throughout the day and night from April to June. Adults can be found in forest edges, clearings, parks and gardens, as well as on bushes that grow near water. On cooler days, they can be seen settled on leaves, often in small groups, absorbing the heat of the sun. |
The green longhorn mates in the period from April to May. In this period, the males can be seen in more or less large swarms in front of exposed branches, or on bushes and trees where the females are sitting. Several females join the swarm, the males lead them to the ground and there they mate.
The females lay their eggs on the leaves, which the caterpillars feed on. The caterpillars are yellowish and can be recognized by their dark brown neck plate. They live in fallen leaves which they eat. For protection, they build a sack-like shelter from pieces of leaves, in which they later pupate. The pupae overwinter.
|Common names||Green longhorn, Green Long-horn|
|German names||Grüner Langfühler|
|Dutch names||Smaragdlangsprietmot, Blinkend langsprietje|
|Author||Carl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758|
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|Links and References||Adela reaumurella in faunaeur.org|
Adela reaumurella in leps.it
Adela reaumurella in dyntaxa.se
Adela reaumurella in Wikipedia (English)
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