Yesterday was quite windy in the garden but I put the moth light out not really expecting much. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see a whole variety of moths in the box after only a couple of hours with the light on.
The most impressive was an Elephant Hawkmoth Deilephila elpenor which had hidden itself under the egg boxes. Good thing I always check underneath!
A Peppered Moth Biston betularia was next into the jar along with a Heart and Dart which falls in to the small brown job category!
A slightly more interesting brown job was an Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa.
My neighbours have obviously clocked the searchlight in the back garden and this has provoked some interest in what the crazy bloke next door is up to now! John presented me with a pot which contained a Lime Hawkmoth which was found during a walk into Sutton! Thanks John!
I had a Red Admiral butterfly in the garden but it did not stick around for the paparazzi! A Common Frog was photographed in the pond the other day. It’s all go in the garden!