With a nasty virus and cool evening temperatures, moth recording has somewhat been put on the back burner, although I did force myself out yesterday to Odiham and saw a new moth as it flew away into the distance.I did however see enough of this moth to guess what it might be. With that particular moth in mind I returned today and just as I expected it was in the same place but this time played ball and allowed itself to become another new for website moth and that is the Water Carpet,which for the record is the moth I had assumed it might be.I however was not expecting to see another new for website moth but the beautiful damaged Streamer gave me the second of the day, which was nice because all else that was found was 3 Diurnea fagella, 2 Common Quaker & a single Early Tooth-striped.
The Streamer is quite well distributed in Great Britain but commoner in the south where it can be found along woodland edges,hedgerows etc.It is on the wing in April & May. The larva feeds on Dog-rose
The Water Carpet is a spring species appearing in April & May. Quite well distributed throughout Great Britain it is found in damp woodland,chalk downland,scrubland & grassy areas. The larva feeds on Bedstraw