Having spent most of the last 12 months in Sweden, I've had little to report, but on returning at the end of August was keen to get an idea of what was around in my East Oxford back garden. Pretty much as expected, but the night of 4 September was a highlight, with beautiful warm, still, overcast conditions. Among 176 moths of 28 species (a big total for my slightly leaky Actinic) there were signs of immigration with one each of Silver-Y, Rusty-dot Pearl and Diamond-back Moth. The pick of the bunch otherwise were my second record (first since July 2011) of Small Ranunculus and what I took at first to be Scarce Silver-lines which appeared sitting on the outside of the trap at c. 2330. I've edited this post to reflect Marc Botham's helpful comments (below) that this is actually a Green Silver-lines - also a first record for my garden. I was misled by the fact that it had only two parallel white lines & lacked the red hind edge to the forewing and white stripes on thorax; a bit of googling turns up the occasional example of Green Silver-lines looking like this. Still, as Dave Wilton points out below, it just goes to show that the statement 'unmistakeable' - found in Waring and Townsend for both species - is at jeopardy when relative beginners are let loose!