Last year I diligently planted seeds of Nicotiana (free packet in British Wildlife) in the vain hope of attracting Convolvulus Hawk-moth (Agrius convolvuli) for National Moth Night. I nearly did not bother this year, but I was short of something to fill a space in the garden so planted some more. Well last night they finally did the business and I've now added this beauty to my Garden list.
It is a bit bashed, and initially I thought it was a Pine Hawk, but the red stripes on the body in this shot give it away.
Also in the trap last night was this rather smart moth which I can only assume is Silver Y (Autographa gamma f. gammina), rather than anything more exotic. If anyone thinks it might be something else, please let me know!