Last night I trapped an Elephant….
A check of the moth traps this morning was very productive. There were two of the ubiquitous Hebrew Characters a couple of White Ermine, a Setaceous Hebrew Character, three Mottled Pug and another Herald. There was also only my second Bright-line Brown-eyes.
A Brimstone Moth was a new one for the garden as was a Garden Carpet.
The next new species to be seen were three Least Black Arches; these diminutive macros could easily be mistaken for a micro!
The next new species to be recorded was the stunning and delightfully named Lychnis.
Another new addition to my garden was a very striking moth called Spectacle.
Coxcomb Prominent was another new one for the season.
However the biggest surprise came in the form of the unquestionably stunning Elephant Hawkmoth!
Huge thanks again to Les Hill for help with the ID’s!