I was quite prepared for a lull between Spring and Summer but have we ever had it this bad? Looking back over the years it has never ground to a halt like it has this year.
Do we once again blame the mild and relatively frost free winter for the disappearance of our moths? The theory that parasites are not killed off and therefore thrive and attack the larvae of our beloved Lepidoptera friends...we shall never know.
Just 5 moths in the trap on Sunday night under 'ok' conditions in my book.
Alucita hexadactyla making it a new one for the year.
Actually I was also lucky to add another newbie, a tiny little Elachista, which on closer inspection turned out to be Elachista apicipunctella a garden regular this time of year.
Catch Report - 26/04/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap
1x Common Quaker
1x Clouded Drab
1x Early Grey
1x Hebrew Character
1x Alucita hexadactyla [NFY]
1x Elachista apicipunctella [NFY] - Daytime (28/04/15)