I finally caught up with Lunar Underwing last night. Quite a cool night so numbers have dropped off. My wife and I did a sponsored walk for WaterAid yesterday along the SW Coast Path from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton. Not much in the way of moths apart from a few Vapourer males buzzing along in the bright sunshine. On a patch of Ivy that was in full flower we were delighted to find the large and striking hoverfly Volucella zonaria. This is the first time I have seen it in this country though it is fairly common around the Bristol area. My recent Norfolk trip brought another surprise this morning, when a pupa I had collected on Oak had turned into a superb fresh Oak Nycteoline.
Canary shouldered Thorn