It has a been a few weekends since I set my home made moth trap out. A combination of events and weather have worked against me.
With the sunrise getting later, it means at least I am not having to get out of bed until 7 am now, and with a period of time elapsed, I was keen to see what new species I might get.
It was clearly the night of the large yellow underwing, I counted a total of 63 of them. For images you can see them here from when I photographed them in July.
I got a few record shots from a short while ago that I have shared below
Unknown - Help - Any ideas?
I have been through my i/d book over and over again, but cannot be sure if this last one. I know there are one or two 'moth'ers read the blog, so any help would be appreciated
The best catch of the day was a lovely Red Underwing. A large drab looking moth, but with a beautiful red speckled underwing. However, in spite of my best efforts to place it in a suitable photographic location, it wasn't keen to stay put, so I had a great sight of it flying away from me.
Right, I must go and catch up on more landscaping work in the garden that a bad back prevented me from last weekend. I will have the camera to hand as there are still dragonflies and butterflies around.