Noted on the new thread, I only hope this coming year is a bit more fruitful for seeing moths than last year.
Flickr Peak Rambler
"Hi Haze et al, I'm surprised you can catch moths in January (although noted you are in France) My interest in getting a moth trap of my own for the garden has been nudged, especially as it sounds like it may not be just a summer pastime. What would be the season for moth-catching in Dorset would you say? Any thoughts on a good all-weather one for the garden? (I have had a look at the Safari one on NHBS) thanks RussT"
I've just copied this from the 2019 thread so we can discuss it on here.
I can't really recommend a bought trap, as mine is home-made from an Ikea linen basket with a UV bulb inside. It was originally supplied by OPIE & is an "official" type of trap. I've changed the light source over the years but it works well with over 600 species from the garden. It's not waterproof but I have an old garden table that I put over it in case of showers. There are a few details at the start of the 2015 thread here https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/111255/my-moths#pifragment-4285=3 with various other photos from time to time. Th bulb I use now is a Sylvania 20W https://internationallamps.co.uk/product/blacklight-bl368-uv-20w-e27-light-bulb/
I have friends who moth-trap near Poole who would be able to help you I'm sure. They have a Blog-spot here http://twoowlsbirding.blogspot.com/ which is more about birding but they are retiring soon. You could get in touch via the contact numbers.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
A few more of my recent moths
Pale-brindled Beauty 24 jan
Spring Usher 26 jan
Waved Umber 29 jan
Common Quaker 29 jan
& one on the rope, way out of season as it doesn't normally arrive until April, Radfords flame 30 jan
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Gosh doesn't time fly! A flutterby from a few days ago,
It just wouldn't sit still, but I kept trying
Good to see the sun too!
?? Gosh what H?? What did I miss? ... Now I know! ,ol
What a beauty but oh so flitty as I remember from last year!
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