This Meal Moth alighted on the arm of my chair one evening. At first I didn't recognise it, having not seen one for many years. It's a very pretty moth, such a shame that it doesn't seem to occur hereabouts.
A Hummer visited the garden in the late afternoon to nectar on the Salvia flowers:
It was interesting to speculate on whether this moth, which I saw on several consecutive days, was a single individual with a set routine of visits, or whether I was seeing a different moth on each occasion.
This moth also appeared on a shrub in the garden:
It was about the same size and shape as a Rush Veneer, and maybe that's what it was, but the brown patch on the forewing at about two-thirds seemed distinctive and not like RV. Scrutiny of on-line images points to RV, some lighter individuals have rusty markings on distal parts of the forewing.
I've just seen a weather forecast which supports Ian's view that tomorrow (Tuesday) night seems the best bet for trapping. Maybe I'll leave a small actinic trap out tonight though, just in case there's anything around.