Poplar Hawkmoths are the most widely distributed hawkmoth in the UK and recorded from all counties. They overwinter as pupa underground and do not feed as adults - all their food during the adult stage comes from reserves in their big fat body.
Amongst the moths that we see frequently at this time of year, we also had a Pebble Prominent (Notodonta ziczac) - our moth records go back to 1967 and this is only the fourth time it has been caught on site, so it was a real treat to see it.
But my favourite of the day was probably this Chocolate-tip (Clostera curtula). Moths are masters of camouflage and this one looks just like a piece of broken twig.