It was at the top of Beacon Hill just outside Church Crookham on the way to Farnham. It certainly seems this beautiful week of sunshine is keeping things going although a short stop at Botany Bay near Dunsfold produced a single Small White and an interesting orange coloured moth that vanished as I was close to it so an I/D was impossible.
Just couple of new moths to show you today,firstly a gorgeous Light Emerald and just as stunning a Flame Shoulder.
What a pleasure finding such a beautiful moth which would camouflage well well against a leaf so just as well it was on a brown fence.
If you look carefully you will see at the forewing apex (the tip) there is a red mark and on my species page you will notice the red line traverses the top edge of the forewing,the costa.
What a stunningly marked the Flame Shoulder(I think) is and its not difficult to see how the name was derived with these "flame" markings down the forewing costa.
It was exceptionally difficult to get a reasonable shot,not because it was active more a lighting/depth of field problem.
I have to say this is not a moth I get tired of looking at and for me a very lucky find.