Thanks to the very nice couple who helped with the field work from Elvetham Heath.
The light trap each morning is a bit like opening your favourite sweet tin or even looking in to the jewellery box to see the dazzling colours and such has been the case these past couple of days with last night being my favourite of the year so far. I/D moths and taking photos after a few hours in the field can be tiring to this ol codger but whilst I am the end of a break from work I should use the time to add more species to the website.
Apart from the repeated species my favourite from yesterday was the Varied Coronet a beautifully marked moth whose larvae feed on Bladder Campion and Sweet William so thanks to those who have grown the latter this year.
The catch was as follows Grey Pine Carpet 1, Green Oak Tortrix 2, Marbled White Spot 1, Silver Ground Carpet 1, Pale Tussock 1,Elephant hawk-moth 1, Dark Arches 1, Common Pug 3, Varied Coronet 1, Common Marbled Carpet 2,Marbled Orchard Tortrix 3.
A trip to Silchester Common yesterday produced a single Silver-studded Blue only-no photo & Common Heath 7