|Privet Hawk-moth, Holtspur Bottom 12th June|
The way the flash has caught the Privet Hawk's thorax above gives the impression of a Death's-head mask (or maybe something more akin to a ghostly face of Homer Simpson!). Reddish Light Arches is a chalk specialist locally and three came to the trap, my first for this year. The final picture is of Hypochalcia ahenella, another species which is found at most good chalk downland sites in Bucks but always nice to see.
|Reddish Light Arches, Holtspur Bottom 12th June|
|Hypochalcia ahenella, Holtspur Bottom 12th June|