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7.009 ~ 0153 ~ Cauchas fibulella
UK Status

Resident. Found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few scattered records from across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-11mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Germander speedwell.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs laid on foodplant flowers. Larva feed on seed capsules, then forms a flat elongated portable case from leaf fragments, from which it feeds on lower leaves. Pupa formed inside the case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 29th May 2012, Middletown

Photo by DB, 29th May 2012, Middletown