|Blotched Emerald - not the pleasantest of names but accurate, I suppose|
Maybe Homer wrote in the evening. That would account for his famous reference to the 'wine-dark sea.'
After blue, my favourite colour is green (and there was an interesting comment on the thread below the Gladstone article which revealed that the Korean language has a word which means both 'blue' and 'green'). We have some lovely green moths and by coincidence - one of the growing number of coincidences on this blog since Penny and I moved to Oxfordshire - they came in force last night.
With all these moths, I did a bit of messing about to get a good angle because the green can change to a whiter glow in many conditions, and I also wanted to give and idea of scale - check out the little clasp on the camera's carrying strap.
|Green Oak Tortrix - a micro the size of my little fingernail though very similar to a macro-moth I much want to see one day, if only on account of its name - the Cream-bordered Green Pea|
Green is reasonably common among UK moths but has a sadly transient nature. Almost all of these moths which appear in apple-like, bright green glory from their chrysalises fade to white within a few days. The ones peeping at you here are therefore very fresh and newly-hatched. These are their Salad Days.