Alebra albostriella

Description

Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm. The four UK species of this genus are distinguished by the presence of a forewing appendix. This is a membranous area at the tip of the wing which is not crossed by any veins. Identification is difficult due to species similarity and the existence of different colour forms. Dark spots can usually be seen at the base of the tibial spines in this species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. A photograph alone is not normally sufficient because key features are not obvious and there are one or more similar species.

Habitat

On Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur). Adults may also be found on other deciduous trees.

When to see it

Adult: June to October

UK Status

Common.

VC55 Status

Common.

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