The light trap has been incredible but sadly time both from work and later from the time it takes to take shots,I have been able to records moths in the manner that is normally expected preferring to stick to the new moths only. There has been a plethora of moths and on more than one occasion it has felt like I was a young lad again peering into a bag of Dolly Mixtures for the first time such has been the range of colours.
If you don’t have a light trap and enjoy moths then get out there and spend a few pounds on a hobby that will enthrall you every bit as much as it has done for me especially this year when the butterfly numbers had suffered so. At least with this weather next year could look a far better picture as they will be able to start the early part of their life cycle as we would hope it to be.
I have rather suffered in the heat and have restricted the long trips although this is certainly not a complaint but just something that happens when you get older I suppose but I have enjoyed the season every bit as much as the next man.
I hope you enjoy the following moths,some that still need to be identified.
The first moth is a Minor Shoulder-knot
I've had then in the trap and on all the windows at the back of the house.The larva do reach pest proportions so maybe this is one as a result of the fine weather.