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Cauchas rufimitrella
Meadow Long-horn (Scopoli, 1763)
Adelidae: Adelinae
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Photo © Andy Brown,  Ringstead Downs 20/05/13

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Similar Norfolk Species
Brassy Long-horn
Nemophora metallica
Green Long-horn
Adela reaumurella
Wingspan: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June.
Foodplant:   Cuckoo Flower, Garlic Mustard.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Local.
Brassy green forewings, male with antennae twice length of forewing, female slightly shorter. Day flying.
Wet meadows, grassland, woods.

Mainly Breckland records.

Recorded in 38 (51%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2022128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
22/05/2022127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/05/2022227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/05/2022227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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