|0152 ~ Cauchas rufimitrella|
Resident. Throughout England and Wales and as far north as Perthshire in Scotland.
A few records from the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 9-12mm.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Cuckoo flower and garlic mustard.
Case-bearing. Eggs laid in foodplant seed-pod. Larva feed on these then form a flat long portable case from leaf fragments covered with soil particles from which it feeds on lower leaves. Pupa formed inside the case.
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Photo by DB, 16th May 2012, Middletown