A week with time restrictions has meant I have kept local at Odiham Common hoping to see the emergence of the beautiful Forester moths,something that has sadly not happened to date. There was a few sighting of micro-moths to share with you,the first sadly as yet unidentified.
UPDATE-Thanks again to Tim Norriss for identifying the moth as Glyphipterix fuscoviridella
Its wonderful how the evening sunshine plays tricks with the moths colouration,showing gold on one side of the forewing....
... and then the other.
In the hot evening sunshine the Old Mother Shipton moths were darting about like Harrier jet fighters,but seldom settling although I did manage to sneak a shot of this ones undercarriage but sadly the grass was in the way (see below)
One evening I did bump into a prominent member of the mothing fraternity at Hampshire & IOW Butterfly conservation and spent a wonderful couple of hours studying and identifying insects in general. Opposite is the Straw Conch cochylimorpha straminea.
The strange looking Aspilapteryx tringipennella,not too easy to pronounce either.
This one is the Hook-streak Grass-veneer
The Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella completes the moths.
The final interest of these evening was another first for me and its another one for our coleopterist fans namely The White-clouded Longhorn Beetle Mesosa nebulosa (see below)