|Fox Moth female, Bernwood Forest 22nd May|
Until last night Fox Moth had always been top of my local "wish list". It is nowhere near as common in our region as the field guides seem to suggest and there are only three previous post-millennium sightings of the adult in vc24 (all females to light traps). In fact it seems to have been lost altogether from the counties immediately to the east of Bucks, although I imagine that it may still be found a little more frequently to the west, in Berks and Oxon. In the not too distant past I certainly remember a larval find at Greenham Common and some probable sightings of day-flying males near Lambourn.