Peacock (Inachis io)
Overnight air temperatures for Tuesday looked good enough for me to give my moth trap its first outing of the year in our Wealden garden. I have a Robinson trap which used to run a 125w mercury-vapour light but a few years ago the choke box "died" in a flash of flame and the stench of burnt plastic. I converted the trap to run a low wattage ultra-violet light and although it doesn't attract such high numbers of moths, it still attracts a good range of species. Unsurprisingly, the catch on Wednesday morning consisted of two of our most common early season species.
Hebrew Characters (Orthosia gothica) and a single Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)