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07.009 (BF153)

Little Long-horn   

Cauchas fibulella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine and rests on the flowers of the foodplant.

Life cycle

Larvae July-May.  Adults May-June.

Larval foodplants

Seeds, then the lower leaves, of Germander Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys or, occasionally, Heath Speedwell Veronica officinalis.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Hannaston Wood SSSI, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21st June 1996 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 2010 (Scottish micro-moth data).

16 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2021

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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