Monday, 22 May 2017

Longhorn on cuckooflower

I have a couple of "wild" areas in my Cookham garden, and I noticed a couple of small moths landing on some cuckooflowers. Below are 2 pictures of one. Am I safe to record it as Cauchas rufimitrella, or does it need closer inspection?

I also have speedwell in my garden, so will be keeping a lookout for Cauchas fibulella (nice picture in your earlier post Dave). I did see it last year, so fingers crossed.

Steve Trigg, Cookham


  1. Hi Steve, yes that is Cauchas rufimitrella and there are plenty of them about on patches of cuckooflower at the moment.

    1. Thanks Dave. I have now also seen Cauchas fibulella on my Germander Speedwell.


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