In the trap yesterday afternoon I found a wasp devouring a previously killed moth which is disturbing, but at least the colder evenings are making the wasps inactive in the trap allowing me to release the moths unharmed in the morning, a time I had previously seen wasp attacks take place.
Species recorded in the trap for 8th August is as follows:-
Privet Hawk-moth (1) Poplar Hawk-moth (1) Marbled Beauty (1) Canary-shouldered Thorn(New) (1) Red Twin-spot Carpet(new)(1) Garden Rose Tortrix(New)(1) Sallow Kitten (New)(1) Small Phoenix (1) Agriphila tristella (2) Buff Ermine (1)
The first moth is the beautifully marked and named Marbled Beauty that is a regular visitor each year although I have yet to see its cousin the Marbled Green
Unfortunately there was rain last night so the trap stayed in the shed but I hope you all enjoyed this catch from the 8th