Adelidae: Adelinae

0153 (ABH7.009) Cauchas fibulella (=Adela), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR00377

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson


General Information

This is the smallest of the Adelinae found in the UK. It has a distinctive pale dorsal spot in the centre of the the forewing.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland and roadside verges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 April to 03 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 19 May to 22 May



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Colours:
White, Brown, Grey