We both had a lovely time, the weather was a bit up and down unfortunately but we had some nice and sunny days with highs around 30 degrees.
Me being me decided to do a bit of exploring around the local area.
I had numerous walks up the road towards scrubby land and mixed woodland where I observed plenty of Butterflies, Crickts, Grasshoppers, Mantids and of course Moths!
I also decided to do a couple of walks to the favoured areas with a fishing net (which I bought out there as I forgot to pack my net!) a torch and a few pots.
I should have taken more pots....and 8 just wasn't enough.
Of the 20 or so species of moth I saw out there, the most interesting was this Strathmopoda species (Which I assume it is).
Bearing in mind there is only one known Strathmopoda species in Europe (pedella) this got me rather excited to say the least.
From what I have been told, there is a new species of Strathmopoda being described at present, and this species could link with that?
I have also been told that it will need dissecting to rule out a possible aberrant Strathmopoda pedella.
See what you think, but it doesn't seem to resemble 'pedella' going on the markings.
I will add more photos when I get some more time as the four letter word beckons...work!
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