A couple of striking moths in the trap this morning
This is a Four-spotted Footman – it is a male, the females have the spots. It is a rare moth, designated as a Nationally Notable A, it is reasonably well distributed in the south west and I record it in my garden most years. Its larvae feed on lichens.
This pretty moth is Black Arches – a local species residing in the south of the UK. Its caterpillars feed on oaks.