Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cauchas rufimitrella

Cauchas rufimitrella (Scopoli, 1763)

meadow long-horn

on Brassicaceae

Cauchas rufimitrella

Overveen, 16.vii.2018 © Laurens van der Linde


The young larvae live in the fruits; later they live in a felty case on the ground leaves or among the litter.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Alliaria petiolata; Cardamine pratensis; Lunaria rediviva.


Univoltine; hibernation as fully fed larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Adela rufimitrella.


Heath & Pelham-Clinton (1983a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kurz (2016a), Paulavičiūtė (2020a), Schütze (1931a), Schmid (2019a), Tourlan (2013a).

Last modified 29.viii.2023