Back at base now and a nice new moth arrived last night; one I've not seen here before which is a relatively unusual thing to happen. It's a Blackneck, well-named though it might also be called a Black Neck & Spot, or Spots. It has a much rarer cousin called the Scarec Blackneck, also well-named because you are only likely to meet it in small, rocky and coastal parts of the West Country.
The trap was well-filled in spite of overnight rain. I placed i prudently in a tree-shaded area with nettles and the remains of cow parsley for added protection. Hawk moths are still arriving - Privet, Poplar and Elephant this morning - but the novelties for this year included the Swallowtailed and Common Emerald moths below.
Seeing as how I like green moths very much, here's a nice Green Pug for your delectation and a Burnished Brass, slightly ageing (like me). Both species are frequent returnees.