Tired after last night’s bat survey, I was woken up by a surge of adrenaline when I looked into the moth trap this morning – after the first relatively warm night of the year – and saw a Poplar Hawkmoth…soon followed by a Small Elephant Hawkmoth and a Lime Hawkmoth….result!
The Spectacle – no prizes for guessing where it gets its name from!
And another one of my favourites: the Bird’s Wing – when at rest, it resembles a pair of bird’s wings!
And here’s one that I feel should be obvious, but isn’t. Is it a Large Nutmeg?
Update: Many thanks to Matt Burgess & Ian Woiwod for pointing me to Light Brocade, a new species for the garden.