New species for the year and sometimes new to me altogether continue to arrive, including this Slender Brindle which I discovered by lucky chance. A couple of neighbours came round yesterday afternoon and we had a look at the trap in its gloomy outhouse sanctuary from inquisitive birds. That's when I found the moth which I had missed earlier.
Last night I placed the trap among our burgeoning veg and the parsnips in particular seemed to attract visitors too timid or cunning to actually enter the bowl. They included the handsome Large Twin Spot Carpet above and, deeper into the foliage, the Scalloped Oak below.
My other new arrivals included a cluster of Brown-line Bright-eyes, the alter ego of the Bright-line Brown-eye which has been a familiar guest for weeks. Here are a couple, the first in crowded circumstances and the second showing its rakish angles off on its own.
The next one is new to me, I think, a lovely, rather rosy moth which I will try to identify over my tea. My pyjamas go rather well with it, I think, a combination of colours which might appeal to those upmarket paint suppliers, Farrow & Ball.
Ditto this attractive chap or chapess which has a wealth of intricate colour and patterning reminiscent of a complex William Morris foliage wallpaper.
Then we've this little creature with its prominent V which I think is the micro Anania perlucidalis and to finish things off for today, two pictures added for sheer pleasure: a Barred Straw communing with a Green Pug (plus my crooked finger on the camera button in the background) and that exquisite little gem, a Barred Yellow.