I put my 15w actinic Heath trap, running from a battery, out in my garden last night. It never attracts the numbers of moths I get with my 125w MV Skinner trap, but it does sometimes attract some different ones. I was therefore very pleased to find my first Pine Hawk-moth inside the trap this morning. Not in pristine condition, but a tatty specimen is better than no moth at all.
A couple of other moths were firsts for the year - a Toadflax Brocade and what I am pretty sure is a Flounced Rustic (Dave W. warned us in a post a few days ago that these were on the way!).
Finally, I found a micro in the trap which I have not seen before, but looks to me like Calamotropha paludella. As ever, a second opinion would be much appreciated.
Steve Trigg, Cookham