The end of May and beginning of June has seen moth numbers pick up, thank goodness. There are quite a few species that I have missed out on this year but at 22:45 on 31st May I looked out of the window to check the trap before going to bed and got a surprise!
Not believing my eyes I had to unlock and go outside to get a better look. My eyes were not deceiving me, it was a Lime Hawk-moth the first in 75 years and only the second recorded in vc46.
My next treat was at Ynys-hir on the morning of the 3rd June. Pot that up for later was all that went through my head as there were quite a few individuals surrounding and on the outside of the trap. about an hour later...right, "What's this odd looking Wainscot" I ask myself. I've seen one of these before but what the devil is it called?... Thinking cap firmly on and daylight dawned, eventually. Not called Obscure Wainscot for nothing.