|Pammene populana, Westcott 3rd August|
|Udea ferrugalis, Westcott 5th August|
|White-point, Westcott 5th August|
This afternoon I paid a short visit to what is arguably the best chalk downland site in the Chilterns, at Grangelands near Cadsden, Bucks. This was mainly to obtain a Bucks 'year tick' for Chalkhill Blue and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies (duly achieved, along with the unexpected addition of Clouded Yellow), but while there I also checked out the few dark mullein plants on site and found two rather late Striped Lychnis caterpillars still munching away. It was also good to see at least five examples of the uncommon long-horn micro-moth Nemophora metallica resting on flowers of field scabious.
|Nemophora metallica, Grangelands 6th August|