The Moths of Suffolk
153 Adela fibulella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Grassy areas, roadsides

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Larval foodplants : Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Foxhall, Bramford and Shrubland Park in May and June 1896-1904; probably general, several in Parham Wood in. 1934 (Mly); abundant on flowers of Veronica champaedrys near Bradwell church in early June 1935 (Doughty).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-11mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Kings Forest, Suffolk (2.vi.2006) © A Prichard

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Knettishall Heath, Suffolk (29.v.2006) © A Prichard
Kings Forest, Suffolk (2.vi.2006) © A Prichard
Mating pair. - Wordwell, Suffolk (v.2004) © Neil Sherman
 
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Netted in daytime by Paul Bryant - Clowes Wood, Kent (22.v.2009) © Lee Gregory
Found on Germander speedwell flowers - Ipswich, Suffolk (19.v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Groton Woods, Suffolk (11.vi.2013) © P.Bryant