Although hot a great deal of the time was cloudy so few butterfly were out only about 4 Dingy Skipper and a couple of Grizzled Skippers with one Green Hairstreak in Hawthorn. All wre very active barely getting within 2 meters before they were off flying.
We did see three micros A.reaumurella,E.sulphurella,G.jungiella and still enjoyed the three hours spent on site and I'm sure it wont be long before plenty is recorded on this prime site.
Arriving home I found another favourite micro that likes to eat the Ox-eye Daisy roots namely P.porrectella in the back garden.
My first sightings of Pugs had the usual effect of muddling the grey cells but I think I have them correct. The catch was as follows- Brindled Pug 6, Common Pug 1, Lunar Marbled Brown 3, Bee Moth female 2, Spruce Carpet 1, Nut-tree Tussock 2, Shuttle-shaped Dart 1, & Maidens Blush 1 - so still meagre catches I'm afraid.
With a few Bee Moths seen recently maybe the Red Mason Bee houses (4) are serving to increase the numbers of this moth as they feed on detritus from bees nests.Certainly as you can see the female looks really fresh.
I decided in my madness to try Odiham again this morning and couldnt believe after last nigh there were only 2 moths making me wonder if its now rain we need to soften the ground to assist emergence of some of the moths. The two moths moths seen were Muslin Moth - NFY and Water Carpet.