Took a risk in keeping the mv trap out overnight and luckily any forecast rain held off. Heart and dart numbers are starting to increase. Totals for the night were, brimstone 1, heart and dart 6, minor sp. 3, turnip moth 1, angle shades 1, common footman 1, common marbled carpet 2, dark arches 1 and a campion.
Common Footman. The name footman, probably comes from the way it holds its wings at rest, they are aligned with the body as if the moth is standing to attention.
For me this next moth was a challenge as it could have been one of two very similar species, either the campion or lychnis. I've gone for a worn campion mainly because of the existence of the curved central cross line below the second kidney mark nearest the tip of the forewing.