Cauchas rufimitrella
Every day I have been checking the patch of Daisies in the garden that I have let grow in preparation for the beautiful and dainty little longhorn moths, Cauchas rufimitrella.
They were pretty much right on que, with my first records for the year 2014 on the 15th of May and my 2015 records on the 17th of May...so strangely all one day apart for the last three years.
They typically like sunshine and today there really wasn't much apart from some hazy stuff when I got home from work, this seemed to be enough to encourage a small gathering on a patch of Daisies.
4 moths were observed at once, maybe they have just started today, but I have seen well over 15 dancing around the same small patch of Daisies in previous years.
To give you an idea of how small these moths are, they were posing perfectly on Daisy heads.
They are moth species no.59 for the year in my garden.