I've not gone completely mad by the way, it's just that I've had the mothing sugar out a couple of times lately. It's not a new batch of sugar, in fact it's the same recycled batch that I've had going for years - the same batch I was using back in 2009 at least. I've re-heated it, given it a stir and added some more alcohol (Drambuie this time) which helps give it a lift as the alcohol evaporates and carries the scent. Anyway, it still works .....
Old Lady - two on 14/07/2017
Old Lady - one of three to the dried-up dregs on 15/07/2017
Both these shots were complete point, shoot and hope efforts with my phone - not too shabby I reckon. I'll keep trying the sugar through the autumn, leading up to the National Moth Night Ivy & Sugar theme. So far just the Old Ladies and one Large Yellow Underwing. And one mahoosive unidentified Teg.
Doubt it was actually imbibing!
Otherwise, here's a few recent noctuids from the garden traps .....
Least Yellow Underwing
Lesser Common / Common Rustic agg.
Although I'd bet a large sum on this actually being Lesser if detted.