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1517 Adaina microdactyla

(Hübner, [1813])

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45.043 BF1517
Adaina microdactyla

(Hübner, [1813])

Wingspan 13-17 mm.

The smallest of the British Pterophoridae, this delicate little moth is double-brooded, being on the wing in May and June, then again in August.

It is relatively common in the south of England, becoming less so further north into southern Scotland; scarce in Ireland.

The larval foodplant is hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum), feeding in the stems and forming a gall.

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