|Trap set in Stocking Wood. Rain brought an early finish at just after midnight|
Last 2 nights have seen the moths eventually arrive. Trapping in Stocking Wood with my portable 15W trap on Tuesday night realised 97 moths of 18 species whilst the home trap added another 22 moths of 16 species with many new for year records.
The highlight was a first for my parish records, a Sallow kitten shown here:
|330th macro moth for the parish and 668th species in total.|
Stocking Wood 15.05.17
Shuttle shaped dart
This morning, after perpetual rain all night, I was surprised to find 27 moths in the Skinner trap, including these new for year insects.
Garden New for year 16.05.17
Lesser swallow prominent
Heart and dart
Large yellow underwing
|Lesser swallow prominent|
In all, this takes the number for 2017 to:
Total of 722 moths. This is far ahead of last year and, even better when you think last year I had trapped every night except for 5 and this year I have already missed 16 nights due to work and holidays.