On Sunday night I ran the trap for just a single December Moth albeit a male this time and boy was it tiny!
On Thursday night I decided to try again, and within about an hour of the light being on I had a new macro moth for the garden, a fresh Pale Pinion was sitting on the fence adjacent to the trap.
Excited by the find I decided to keep running the trap all night in hope for something else, and luckily other things turned up, a stunning Red-green Carpet, two Epiphyas postvittana's and a Plutella xylostella were all I could manage. But for one moth that makes it up to 264 species of macro for the garden since August 2012 it was all worth it.
Here is a brief summary of the species recorded in my garden since moving in on August 2012.
|2012 = 80 Macros Total Garden list = 264|
|2013 = 225 Macros|
|2014 = 231 Macros (30 new this year)|
|2012 = 54 Micros||Total Garden list = 225|
|2013 = 159 Micros|
|2014 = 191 Micros (60 new this year)|
|December Moth - Male|