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07.010 (BF152)

Meadow Long-horn   

Cauchas rufimitrella
Adult: 1
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies in sunshine and rests on a flower of the foodplant.

Life cycle

Larvae July-October, adults May-June.

Larval foodplants

Cuckooflower, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Mustard, Winter-cress, Sea Rocket and, possibly, Scurvygrass species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Auchenfad Hill, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 29th May 1994, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Caerlaverock on 12th June 2015.

13 record(s) from 10 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022
7.010 Cauchas Rufimitrella
7.010 Cauchas Rufimitrella
7.010 Cauchas Rufimitrella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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