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0152 ~ Cauchas rufimitrella
UK Status

Resident. Throughout England and Wales and as far north as Perthshire in Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

A few records from the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 9-12mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Cuckoo flower and garlic mustard.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 16th May 2012, Middletown