I rescued my soggy garden moth trap this morning at first light, in a gap between 2 torrential downpours. Left out any longer, it might have floated away.
Despite the rain, I found 43 moths of 21 different species, the best total so far this year. Moths new for the year were Brimstone Moth, Scalloped Hazel, Swallow Prominent, Green Carpet, Scorched Carpet, Cabbage Moth and the first Heart and Dart (hurrah, summer is here!).
There were also a few moths new to me and my garden list. The first I think is a Water Carpet, shown below.
And am I correct in thinking that this next moth is a Seraphim?
In addition, there were 2 new micros. I think this first one is Incurvaria masculella.
Correction, having looked at the side view, I think it is Incurvaria oehlmanniella.
The second looks to me like either Caloptilia alchimiella or robustella.
Finally, I always have trouble distinguishing between Spruce Carpet and Grey Pine Carpet. So I am not sure which one this moth below is.
Steve Trigg, Cookham