I arranged to set up my moth trap at Balachuirn, Raasay as this is in the 10km square NG54 which Brian had brought my attention as only having eight species recorded in it – ever!
The night turned windy which may have restricted my catch as there were only eight moths of six species in the trap in the morning:
- Common Quaker (3)
- Powdered Quaker
- Hebrew Character
- Red-green Carpet
- Grey Pine Carpet
- Brown Silver-line
Two of these I have not had in my trap at home:
though I have found caterpillars of Brown Silver-line around Skye in recent years. Thanks to Val for use of her garden and electricity!