Feeling better yesterday I decided to run the trap again and get up at stupid 'o'clock to beat the local Blue Tits to the moths.
The day had been fairly average in temperature at around 16 degrees but the night time temperature was set to stay about 10 degrees although with the imminent threat of rain by dawn......would I beat it getting up at 5am?
Nope, unfortunately the outer egg trays got a bit of a soaking but there were some moths, and some new ones for the year again!
Starting with the small stuff I trapped a smart Celypha striana and a less smart Nemapogon cloacella which was new for the garden so that was pleasing indeed.
On the Macro moth front finally I got my first Hawk-moth of the year, my latest ever appearace of a Hawk-moth by nearly 3 weeks! A Poplar Hawk-moth made it in the trap to shelter from the rain.
Usually by now I would have seen Lime Hawk-moth as well.
So close to the first milestone 100 species for the year at 99 now...
No pictures as my blogger seems to have packed up :(
Catch Report - 30/05/15 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap
2x Poplar Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Spruce Carpet [NFY]
1x Large Nutmeg [NFY]
1x Spectacle [NFY]
3x Common Swift
1x Brown Rustic
5x Vine's Rustic
1x Pebble Prominent
1x Garden Carpet
1x Yellow-barred Brindle
2x Brimstone Moth
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Heart & Dart
1x Nemapogon cloacella [NFG]
1x Celypha striana [NFY]
2x Epiphyas postvittana