Moth Trap

The night before last I put the moth trap out and caught 14 moths. One, probably a carpet, flew away as soon as I opened the box. The remainder comprised 2 x Mottled Beauty, one each of Triple-spotted Clay, Flame Carpet, Gothic, Large Yellow Underwing, Spectacle, Peppered Moth, Smoky Wainscot plus 1 undetermined and three micros. Several of these were firsts for my trap and the Gothic is, according to Brian, the first “Skye” record since 1975. Sadly, I only got a very poor image of it:



The three micros were one Bramble Shoot Moth and two probable Bee Moths (thanks, Keith).

Bramble Shoot Moth

Bramble Shoot Moth


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