The weather continues to conspire against up lepidopterists, with night time temperatures being low or heavy rain meaning it is too damp to get out. Consequently, since the 14th August I have trapped every night at home, but only at Westland Green (14th) Suffyldes Wood (16th) and Millennium Wood (20th)
At home a few new additions to the year list in the form of Ear Moth species, Jersey tiger, Frosted orange and Udea ferrugalis whilst away trips have only realised a Wood carpet from Suffyldes and Agriphila selasella from Millennium Wood last night.
The records for the year now show I have trapped 7263 moths of 424 moth species. Hoping to get out, even just for a short time each evening this week and have a visit to East Wood on the warmest night, which at present looks like being Tuesday.