I bumped into a couple of the beautiful Argent & Sable moths which is always a bonus seeing as its one of our rarer moths
The female was certainly looking to deposit ovum on the young Birch trees and eventually she left us all to do that very thing.
There were a good selection of day flying moths to be seen the one shown being Brown Silver-line. About 5 of these moths were seen.
I found a single Straw Dot hiding in the grasses and managed a few photos without disturbing it.
In their customary way the skittish Speckled Yellow were driving everyone crazy by being so active but one can usually manage to bag one eventually.
Even the "Field guide to the Micro Moths of GB book I purchased two days ago has not given me the name to this one but I shall persevere. Update- Although I am awaiting confirmation of this moth I am sure it is the nationally scarce Rosy Marbled Elaphria venustula.
Confirmed by Tim Norriss-with thanks
This one was seen enjoying the Euphorbia at Bentley Wood.
Now identified as Stenurella melanura being one of the flower longhorn beetles
And these were seen in their thousands enjoying humans at Figsbury Ring.
There were reasonable numbers of butterflies on show the creme de la creme being the male and female Adonis Blue.See below
Update the beetle is a Garden Chafer Phyllopertha horticola
This male Brown Argus was difficult to follow in the blustery wind.