In reply to tony:
Lots of Peacocks today, but mostly closed for some reason
I think this could be titled 'Oh what a night'. - I set the trap out on Thursday evening not expecting a big catch as it was quite warm and bright. I sat up for a bit and potted some little Ruby Tigers and listened to the the bats until the mossies got too much. Friday morning I had a bit of a surprise there were moths everywhere! I have managed to id 28 species so far, I lost quite a few as they were exiting the trap, the count was up in the 200's and the most prolific was Rosy Footman at 21..... and I missed some :).
I will admit to being slightly overwhelmed by the quantity and I let a lot of micros fly as I just didn't have the ability to process them and was worried they might cook. I was also disconcerted by the number of wasps in the trap.
Erik pointing out moths on the cloth
Whats in this egg box? oh wow - moths, beetles, the lady bird had already wandered off
A very Burnished Brass
Mother of Pearl were about in high numbers - such a pretty little moth
More Four-spot footman - the girls were out on the town
A huge Garden Tiger - not seen one for years
And to my joy my first ever - I want to shout and dance
Elephant Hawk moth
The balcony seems to be an ace moth spot.
In reply to Germain:
In reply to jpscloud:
jpscloud said: Last time I did an August trap I was completely swamped with large yellow underwings!
Ah yes. - there was a variety of large, broad bordered. least and lesser - they are just getting started.
Lot to learn
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Unknown species (attached to a female Stonechat). :-)
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