Not been on so far this year - our mothing activities have been a little restricted by general busy-ness, and the unpromising weather, plus a desire to avoid annoying neighbours; we've been using an actinic bulb (doesn't seem to draw in that many moths) or locating the trap with a mercury bulb behind a timber studio at the bottom of the garden, which limits how widely it casts its light. It's a relief, in some ways, to know that others have found it slow going this year, too.
We've had a few records which seem to me noteworthy, and I've posted photos of most of the relevant moths below. I will post a few uncertainties over the next few days, once I've got things more sorted out, but these I'm pretty sure of. One I don't have a photo of was a Grass Rivulet from 23rd May, but I do have a photo of a Mother of Pearl (i.e. Pleuroptya ruralis) from the same date, which to judge by the books is unusually early - but I don't see what else it can be.
|Rather early Pleuroptya ruralis, 23/5/15|
|Lime Hawkmoth, 6/6/15|
|Telechrysis tripuncta, 3/6/15|
Steve and Xander Goddard