Cauchas rufimitrella

    Alternative names
    Meadow Long-horn, Adela rufimitrella

    Wingspan 9 to12 mm. Another of the longhorn moths, this species can be identified by the combination of the brassy green forewings and what has been described as an orange collar or yellow crown. As with the other moths of the genus, the antennae are of exceptional size, up to twice the length of the forewing in the male and one and a half times in the female.

    Identification difficulty

    Flower Meadows and verges visiting flowers of the foodplants, Cuckoo Flower or Garlic Mustard.

    When to see it

    The single generation flies in May and June.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout the Southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional or little recorded in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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