I haven't done much moth-trapping but have had some interesting results from field work, rearings from last year and from the few walks I have managed this spring. Some of the more interesting:
Lychnis, Comerslade SS732372, 12 June 2019, larvae found in red campion seed-pods on a road-verge, at one of the highest and most remote spots in Somerset (had it been on the other side of the road it would have been a Devon record). If the moth occurs here, it must occur everywhere in Somerset it can find campions.
Orange Sallow, Holcombe Wood ST667507, 20 April 2020, larva on lime, and Grey Shoulder-knot, Holcombe ST668500, 29 April, larva on oak, join the growing list of species breeding in the parish but which have not yet found their way into my garden trap. Lesser-spotted Pinion, Holcombe Wood ST668507, 29 April, qualified for this last year.
A Mullein fluttering at the window on 15 April was new for the garden. The adults seem to have turned up far and wide this year. Pugs also seem to be doing well - in addition to the more usual species, I had Currant, Dwarf and White-spotted to light during May, all of which are unusual visitors. Common Quaker, though, has not done well, with just a few to light and the larvae absent from the trees last month.
Anacampsis populella, reared from spinnings on sallow, Coleford ST684484, 21 April, and Anacampsis blattariella on birch, Asham Wood, 19 May, are two micros that do not often seem to be recorded. At Asham Wood I also searched on greater stitchwort and found the larval cases of both Coleophora lithargyrinella and Coleophora solitariella, which appear to be new for VC6. Phalonidia manniana is another moth with few dots on the map, but this one must be breeding in my garden, as this is not the first year I have seen it fluttering around its foodplant water-mint on the edge of my pond. Argyresthia trifasciata is also here, no doubt breeding on our garden cypresses.