Adelidae: Adelinae

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


 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 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


Grassland and roadside verges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 25 (9.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2020

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

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

Larva Type:
White, Brown, Grey