I did have one NFW moth called Anania lancealis.
Another NFW moth was found at Odiham but sady did not live up to its name,the Beautiful Snout.
This morning was a rush first of all checking the moth trap,followed by a lengthy doctors appointment which finished just in time for me to get to see friends who have travelled up from Cornwall at the Straits Inclosure on the Alice Holt complex hoping to possibly see a Purple Emperor but more to catch up with good people and good friends.
The sunny weather that had been forecast barely ever showed itself and on the odd occasion it did the duration was measured in seconds rather than minutes as it has been all week in this neck of the woods.
The simple fact is you dont always need sun as we walked away from a sadly damaged Purple Emperor with bad habits after 30 minutes and we know others did the same.We came away having seen 6 individuals so mission accomplished as far as I can see.
White Admirals were poor as they were at Botany Bay when I went there but it did seem at this venue Honeysuckle was in short supply.
The verges at The Straits Inclosure had been mown which will not help the "browns" but will have no doubt they will all be there next year.
Some of the butterflies and moths of late are shown below.