Recent trappings here have produced very modest yields, in the 20s and 30s and last night was no exception with just 31 moths, 18 species.
...near the bottom of the trap was my first Clifden Nonpareil. I had changed the trap light to one with eight, rather than four LEDs, along the lines of that developed by Gunnar Brehm, but I think the CN was luck rather than three extra UV LEDs.
|Clifden Nonpareil and Feathered Gothic|
Others included Brindled Green (also new to me), Rosy Rustic, Light Emerald and a Rusty-dot Pearl. Sometimes, quality is preferable to quantity!
Friday's trap in a grassy field resulted in mostly Square-spot Rustics (c65 out of 95 moths), with Rusty-dot Pearl and Dark Sword-grass the migrant highlights. Last night, in the garden trap, Palpita Vitrealis and a Vestal arrived not long after dusk, and a Pinion-streaked Snout was my first this year.
Trapping last night included our first autumnal moths - Centre-barred Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow and Autumnal Rustic together with Copper Underwing and surprisingly a second generation White Ermine.
Carolyn & Evan