Russet, amber and yellow are the colours of Autumn in our landscape. For today's main moth, the season's colour is green.
Here it is: the lovely Green-brindled Crescent whose vivid splash of metallic wing scales, using both the reflection and refraction of light to achieve their effect are shown below and a little closer-up, above.
It is a lovely creature at this largely sober time of the year. In certain lights (and to some extent, with certain cameras), it also has a purplish tone on the outer part of its wings. It is very well-behaved when it calls on me; usually deeply asleep and happy to be photographed many times.
Quite a few moths continue to call, among them the visitors below, all duly captioned below the pictures. We've just had rain but I think that tonight will be dry, and do the recording of these intriguing creatures goes on.
|Setaceous (or 'bristly') Hebrew Character|
|Garden Pebble micro, aka Evergestis forficalis|
|Red-line Quaker, with its look of a mouse|
|Lunar Underwing; not had one of those for a week to ten days|