Adelidae: Adelinae

0152 (ABH7.010) Cauchas rufimitrella (=Adela), (Scopoli, 1763)

KR00382

Hemingford Grey, May 2012
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
Hemingford Grey, May 2012
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 30th April 2014.
Hemingford Grey, 30th April 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has brassy-green forewings. Males have antennae over twice the length of the forewing. The females have slightly shorter antennae.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 9-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Wet meadows, grassland and woods.

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 April to 29 June

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Orton Waterville, May 2011
Orton Waterville, May 2011
 Photo © Jonathan Newman