On Thursday night I was disappointed to just find 1 moth in the trap set in local woodland, an Agonopterix arenella whilst the garden trap was empty. Whilst waiting to empty the woodland trap I popped up to Millennium Wood around 10pm and managed to net a brimstone and a couple of tiny micros, one of which now identified as Parornix anglicella, a new moth for my parish records. Last night I left the 15W trap at the top of the footpath opposite the pub and returned at midnight to empty. Again, not as much as I had expected with Hebrew character, Red green carpet, shuttle shaped dart and a common swift roosting inside. The last 3 all being new for the year records.
Emptying the garden trap this morning realised a brindled pug and a waved umber.
Presently, after another warm day, the temperature is dropping, albeit slowly and good cloud cover, so fingers crossed for a productive night. Totals now move on to 450 moths taken in 2016, made up of 33 macros and 11 micros.
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