If nothing else I,m not a quitter and as such keep persevering on the off chance of adding species to my website and this morning it paid of with a lacklustre looking Early Tooth-stripe but at least its a new moth for the garden,new for year and new species for the website so it does pay to be obstinate. Besides I like an excuse to show everyone something new to try and provide interest for the viewer.
The Early Tooth-stripe is a moth of the broadleaved woodland where the larvae feed on Birches,Sallows,Alder and Honeysuckle.
It has a single brood normally between April and May.
Also in the trap were a couple of Frosted Green moths ,one which is a cracker,also Hebrew Character 1 & good old Common Quaker 1 and my second micro moth of the year the Light Brown Apple Moth 1 no doubt as a result of my Strawberry plants last year (See larva on species page)
Clearly an unsuccessful visit I decided to look at the Orange-tips at Odiham Common again but the weather was not ideal for butterfly photography as they settled on the Lady's Smock with their wings shut. I did find 3 females and a couple of males including another mating pair which tickled me pink as the female was busy imbibing on Ladys Smock during the cop. No, I will refrain was saying it!!!!