4 Old Ladies were new for the year, bashing around the trap along with a privet hawkmoth, which meant a most disturbed trap. Both species seem to take an age to roost and knock all other residents about.
Of the already identified micros: Epiblema uddmanniana (bramble shoot moth,) Blastobasis decolorella and a Batia sp, probably lunaris but will need dissecting to check not a Herts first, were all new for the year. In all, well over 120 moths of at least 36 species. I am expecting another good haul tonight, 18C and cloud cover. Again, I have an early start for work, so no long period of trapping and potting into the small hours. Hope the weather stays for the weekend.
Edit: Batia species now confirmed as the most common one for Herts. Batia lunaris
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