This morning I went to Odiham Common not wishing to be far from home and again was disappointed with the resultant butterflies and moths. Without doubt the numbers of Marbled Whites and Meadow Browns were huge with them flying everywhere but to that you can only add the odd Small Tortoiseshell and not much else. I did find 3 Lesser Cream Waves who were hyper active so I caught one and photographed it before going straight back to the common to replace it. Being an uncommon species I felt it should be handled this way.
Moth trap results were :- SCOPARIA ambigualis 1, ENDOTRICHA flammealis 2, Variagated Golden Tortrix 1, Maple Prominent 1, Cabbage Moth 1 – new for the website, Buff-tip 6, Leopard Moth 1, LOZOTAENIODES formosana 3, Dot Moth 1, Heart & Dart 1, Flame 1, CHRYSOTEUCHIA culmella 5, Peppered Moth 4, Buff Ermine 1, Riband Wave 2, Miller 1, LOZOTAENIA forsterana 1,Poplar Hawk-moth 1, Common Footman 2, PHYCITA roborella 2, September Thorn 1, Poplar Grey 1.
At Odiham I saw 3 Lesser Cream Wave