The pale November moth was dissected to identify and it seems there is a thriving colony within this 14 year old wood. The trick is to trap underneath birch, where they will be found.
On Wednesday morning a quick check on the garden trap before setting off for a Norfolk day gave up 6 species, including a new for the year mottled umber. Also, a yellow line quaker, red-green carpet, 2 feathered thorn and a November moth. Also, an extremely worn individual, that, with a hand lens, shows a cross band as found on spruce carpet.
This morning, even though not cold or windy there was nothing.
|A very worn specimen, probably a spruce carpet.|