I have had the moth trap a couple of times which has resulted in three new species for the garden
Firstly, Lunar-spotted Pinion Cosmia pyralina, not one that was on my radar and threw me at first when i turned over the egg box. Not unsusal locally though apparently.
Secondly, a new moth family for me, Ypsolophidae with the offender being Ypsolopha scabrella.
When seen up a close a really cool moth with three little tufts of scales along its back. What are their function?!?
And lastly, a Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata.
Off to Dorset for a fortnight at the end of this week. Not somewhere I know at all so hopefully will turn a few new things up and I'll be taking the moth trap to keep things ticking over, but my number one target species is Cliff Tiger-beetle........