Garden trapping has been fairly quiet recently, with good-sized catches, but nothing particularly unusual. Highlights have been Cochylis nana last night along with my third Privet Hawk Moth here, and Cauchas fibulella feeding on its speedwell foodplant by day earlier this week. Paul Wilkins has kindly confirmed a Coleophora here from late April as otidipennella. This looks like rather a scarce moth in Somerset, but judging from two others from two more sites near home that Paul has confirmed as otidipennella (and numerous similar un-determined ones that I've seen by day), it's quite common in damp pastures where its foodplants - wood-rushes, grow, flying alongside the more abundant Glyphipterix fuscoviridella.
578 - Coleophora otidipennella
Yesterday I visited Hurlstone Point in the hope of seeing the lovely Schiffermuellerina grandis. I was very pleased to see good numbers of males flying in the early morning sun (I was there between 8:30 and 10:30) along the track from the car park to the point. They were flying to and fro on the path, lekking in little groups rather like giant midges in sunny patches, wonderful moths! The related Alabonia geoffrella was also flying in smaller numbers. Big thanks to David Aggasiz for advice on where to look.
634 - Schiffermuellerina grandis