Catches have been small and have invariably included the Large Yellow Underwing which I understand to be the bane of the moth trapper, although I must confess seeing one is better than not, and besides it nice to know its doing so well.
Its also been a pleasure in the late October sunshine to still be seeing the odd nymphalids, although I have been trying to catch up on some of the species pages which is a bit like peddling up a hill, one pedal forwards and two back, but at least I have more time to spend on my website now.
The last couple of mornings have come up with a couple of new moths and one I have only encountered once so I’m pleased with that, along with a Red-green Carpet showing more of the red that gives partly to its name.
The Chestnut is not the most beautiful of moths but it is a lovely shade of brown and the Pale Mottled Willow is not a A1 grade but nice to see as well.
I also have a Rush Veneer, a migrant moth that of course is usually found near the coast but with my luck it probably had a lift to Heathrow, which is closer!!!