Even a Common Cockchaffer was good to see. This large beetle, that normally starts to be seen at the end of May, flies round in the evening and has a very poor sense of direction, frequently flying into the unwary. It has a lot of "country" names including, May bug, mitchamador, billy witch, and spang beetle. They seem far less common than when I was a lad!
It is always good to see Hawk Moths and two of my favourites are the Elephant Hawkmoth, above,
and its smaller relative, the diminutive Small Elephant Hawkmoth.They certainly both add some colour to the catch.