Tried my new green(synergetic) 15w tube from Paul Batty on the 5th March using a 100amp battery as I now realise that 12v 12amp is only man enough to fire the lamp all night in the summer! Under our oak trees it attracted 31 moths of 6 species,notable amongst which was a single very fresh Clouded Drab. Fowles quotes 21/02 as earliest so I guess someone somewhere has already caught one!
There were 8 Pale Brindled Beauties of which 2 were melanistic. I have been wondering what % of BB's are melanistic, anyone know?
Also in the box were 14 Chestnuts; not sure if they are hatching continuously during the winter or if they go into a torpor for the coldest months?