It's been a great year for butterflies in the garden. Here's a Red Admiral on the plum tree. Red Admirals and Commas were attracted by the fallen, fermenting fruit.
Right now there are lots of Small Tortoiseshells, bees, hoverflies and other insects on the asters.
And here's a Comma sunning its wings on a plum tree leaf.
I know there are Hummingbird Hawk Moths in the area. In fact, only yesterday the village butcher told me he'd seen one hovering over his hanging basket. I think I spotted one in our own garden too, but it flew away so fast I couldn't identify it with complete accuracy.
(All photos are The Solitary Walker's except for the last one, which is sourced from Wikimedia Commons and credited to Umberto Salvagnin.)