Meadow Longhorn

Adela rufimitrella


Wingspan 11mm. A brassy longhorn with long antennae that are black going to white towards the distal half. The male's antennae are only slightly longer than the female's and nowhere near as long as those of Adela reaumurella.


Woodlands and woodland edge in sunny spots. The larvae feed on Cuckoo Flower and Garlic Mustard.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread, especially in the south. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to June.