I ran my Moth trap over the weekend and among the Moths I captured was this very pretty Light Emerald Campaea margaritata. I was hoping to capture some Hawk Moths but sadly none came to the trap.
With nothing much to do except cut the grass and generally tidy up I retreated into the Alpine house to do some more microscope drawing. I like to work in there as the light is good and very even due to the shading on the glass.
Finally some good news from the USA. A court in San Francisco has banned the use of a Neonicotinoid insecticide sulfoxaflor, unfortunately it is still licensed in the EU but hopefully this new ban may force the EU to reconsider. You can read the whole story here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28167-bees-win-as-us-court-rules-against-neonicotinoid-pesticide/