It was a somewhat micro catch including micro moths,sadly most which could not be identified due to weather damage.
I have however belief that I have my first Coleophora species,almost impossible to recognise or identify by the normal slice up method that I prefer to leave to those who are able to perform these procedures to identify a moth.
Having said all this I'm sure you realise from the title that the catch did included the first of the China- mark moths and was in fact the Ringed China-mark, a male.
The complete catch to me was disappointing and with just maybe a couple of nights this week and poor weather next week my chances of that Beautiful China-mark is fading but it is another NFW moth in the shape of the Coleophora species make it 4 in 3 days which is good in any language.
The full list from last night at Elvetham Heath is -
Coleophora trifolii 1, Ringed China-mark 1, Rhyacionia pinicolana 1, Catoptria pinella 1, Small Blood-vein 1, Tawny-barred Angle 1, Riband Wave 4, Double-striped Pug 4, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2, Six-striped Rustic 1, Pyrausta aurata 2, Pebble Hook-tip 1, Large Yellow Underwing 1, Single-dotted Wave 1, Straw Underwing 4, Lesser Swallow Prominent 3, Swallow Prominent 1, Shuttle-shaped Dart 2, Common Wainscot 1, Common Rustic 2, Pale Mottled Willow 1, Willow Beauty 2, Rosy Footman 2, Straw Dot 1, True Lover's knot 1, White Point 1, Common Pug 1, Maiden's Blush 1.