A super and successful trapping session, in all, just over 2 hours worth in good temperatures and cloudy conditions. 36 moths of 15 species, superb for mid October.
A week on Sunday (1st Nov) there is a day time survey on leaf mining micros, so hopefully will add 20+ species to the parish list from this survey. Certainly looking forward to a good few hours.
At home, after 2 blank trap mornings, a Hoffmannophila pseudospretella was roosting on the back door when I went down the garden to turn the Skinner trap on. Could be a good night at home, too.
Addition: disappointing at the garden Skinner trap this morning, with just setaceous hebrew character and Acleris sparsana added to the list, taking me to 5755 moths for the year. However, Ac sparsana is a new for year micro, 182nd of the year
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