|Light Feathered Rustic, Grangelands 18th May|
The only surprise (to me, anyway, and it shouldn't have been!) was the appearance of a fresh green Little Emerald at one of the traps. On checking I found that it is actually known previously from the site and other locations in the Chilterns as well as its more obvious stronghold in Bernwood Forest. Seeing a green one is a rare event because they fade to white very quickly. Light Brocade and Treble Lines were the most abundant moths of the evening and Shears and Nut-tree Tussock also visited most of the traps, but there was little else of note. The unusual form of Treble Lines shown below was worthy of a photograph though.
|Treble Lines, Grangelands 18th May|