The Micropterix season has started, at least according to my contacts in Carmarthenshire - please look for them on buttercups. I still haven't spotted any M. calthella or M. aruncella feeding on pollen this year, but I did sweep a M. tunbergella from a lane bank at Priory Grove (near Hadnock) at lunchtime today. The only other moth I saw during my walk was a Psychoides filicivora. Both these common species are new for the VC35 bit of SO51. I hope that future lunchtime walks will be slightly more productive.
As with several previous posts, a non-lepidopteran invert was highlight of the day. This smart male Portevenia maculata was resting on a Wild Garlic leaf. It's a widespread but rather uncommon hoverfly, host specific to Wild Garlic.