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7.01 ~ 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

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 16th May 2012, Middletown