Four Elephants on the Bottom Lime

Scientific moth trap haul was much improved during a wet but balmy June night: 105+ moths of 31+ species. My hunch had been right based on the activity I’d seen around the actinic light after midnight. Despite the drizzle, it was almost balmy.

Never thought I’d see so many HMs at once: 4 Elephant Hawk-moths and a Lime Hawk-moth. Also, had my first Ghost Moth (M), first Light Arches (2x), first Mottled Beauty.
Four Elephant Hawk-moths and a Lime
Male Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli, Linnaeus, 1758)

Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea, [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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