Chimabachidae

0663 (ABH29.001) Diurnea fagella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR02231

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Melanic form, Great Staughton
Melanic form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Melanic form, Great Staughton
Melanic form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Melanic form, Great Staughton
Melanic form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood (Ovington plot), March 2008.
Monks Wood (Ovington plot), March 2008.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Melanic form, Monks Wood
Melanic form, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Flightless Female, Monks Wood
Flightless Female, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

The male is larger than the female and females are flightless, but have been seen gliding to the ground. A melanic form occurs in industrial areas.

Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Wingspan: 19-29 mm
Flying: One generation, March-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 77 (28.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 January to 15 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 07 October

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