So far I,m still looking for my first Orange Underwing but a couple of hours looking for Adela eventually gave me 4 only of which two never came down low and the other two intermittently chose Sallow forming a hedge.
Adela cuprella is a beautiful micro moth that as its species name suggests,has a coppery appearance - which occurs under certain lighting conditions or with the use of flash. At other times the forewings look almost black although the apial area always seems to be copper in appearance.
By Fleet Pond car park they have cut the Willows and bent them down to form a hedge with the resultant suckers producing blossom for the first time.
I had a couple of shots of one sitting on a developing leaf at the top of the hedge before it flew and vanished. The sun went in and I thought that was it, except I did a search and eventually found one close to the top,where else?
Even in range they are difficult to focus but I did have the enjoyment of watching this male eventually come down the stem to feed on Sallow blossom. What a delight and I hope you all enjoy the shots I managed which were, plenty taken, few in focus.