A few different species in the trap last night.
This is the Ear Moth – so called on account of the two white sets of markings on the forewing. The larvae feed on the roots of grasses. Reasonably common but a good record for my garden.
One of my favourites – the Canary-shouldered Thorn – a common species – caterpillar feed on birch and other scrubs – emerges as an adult at the end of July so right on cue.
Needed a bit of ID help from Richard Fox for this one – it is a Brussels Lace. A locally common species in the south-west and west of the UK. Caterpillars feed on lichens.
This is a Swallow Prominent – this will be a second generation animal (the first generation fly from late April to June). The caterpillars feed on aspen, poplars and willows.