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Cauchas is a genus of the fairy longhorn moth family (Adelidae). Among these, it belongs to subfamily Adelinae. The taxon Cauchas was originally created as a subgenus of the genus Adela but was raised to the genus level in 1980.[1]

Cauchas rufimitrella-01 (xndr).jpg
Cauchas rufimitrella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Adelidae
Subfamily: Adelinae
Genus: Cauchas
Zeller, 1839

Several, see text

  • Cyanauges Braun, 1919 (preocc. Philippi, 1865)
  • Chalceopla Braun, 1921



  1. ^ Nielsen, E. S. (1980). "A cladistic analysis of the Holarctic genera of adelid moths (Lepidoptera: Incurvaroidea)". Entomologica Scandinavica. 11 (2): 162. 

External linksEdit

  Data related to Cauchas at Wikispecies   Media related to Cauchas at Wikimedia Commons