Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Germander Speedwell.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19851859188319971883
Year last recorded20131883201320122004
Number of records621452
Number of individuals3027105
Unique positions621052
Unique locations62552
Adult records601351
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 29 records from 20 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0153 Adela fibulella 04
© Andy Nunn
0153 Adela fibulella 03
© Ian Andrews
0153 Adela fibulella 02
© Ian Andrews
0153 Adela fibulella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties and is locally fairly common.

2013 (CHF): We have scattered records across the county. Unlikely to be confused with any of the other longhorn moths. The combination of the small size and the elongated whitish spot on the dorsum of the wing at about two thirds is diagnostic. It flies by day and is often seen visiting the flowers of its foodplant, speedwell. It occasionally comes to light.
 

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