The Herald moth is quite common but despite it's food-plants of Poplars and Willow, both very close to the garden I have only ever has a couple here. Of course I'm mentioning this because I had the trap out overnight and caught one. A smart thing it was too.
Also caught were Ruby Tiger, Canary-shouldered Thorn and Dusky Thorn amongst the usual commoner moths such as Yellow Underwings (Large & Lesser), Square-spot Rustic and Riband Waves. Both Common and Red Wasps and a Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale (Hawthorn Shield Bug) were also trapped.
|Hawthorn Shield Bug|
|Red Wasp Vespa rufa|
The Buddlejas in the garden are still flowering well and held Comma, Red Admiral, Peacock and Large White Butterflies.
|Red Admiral on the Buddleja|