So, on the longest day I picked up my moth trap and traipsed from the car to my favourite overnight moth trapping spot before setting up my sheet and egg cartons and what have you before accidentally connecting the battery the wrong way round! Now my moth trap is no longer speaking to me and I will have to figure out what I need to do to get back in the game. This means that 500 in 6 months is probably no longer possible without extreme effort (so it won't happen).
Never mind - the moth trap will be recovered and I will reach 500, so I'm changing tack to taking it easy. I'll re-assess my targets and set new ones for the remainder of the year, primarily focussed around groups I'm more interested in.