Nemophora degeerella

Roger C. KENDRICK kendrick at
Wed Jun 25 20:35:05 EDT 1997

Alan Batchelor wrote:

> Nemophora degeerella (Family Adelidae) ....I'd like to know:-
> - its distribution;
> - the explanation for this behaviour, if anyone can provide one;
> - what related species exist.


Try getting hold of The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and
Ireland (eds. Heath & Emmet, publ. Harley Books, Colchester) the Adela
genus is covered in detail (distribution, full life cycle and so on) in
either volume one or volume two (I can't remember which off the top of
my head). Any good library should have this book, and anyone with more
than a passing interest in British Lepidoptera should also obtain a
copy. There are plenty of references to follow up from this book which
should help with the behavioural aspect of your question.

Hope this helps,

PhD student & Demonstrator, Dept of Ecology & Biodiversity
The University of Hong Kong
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mailto:kendrick at Hong Kong Moths
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      Yuen Long, New Territories
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