Well, the mothtrap (a Skinner-type with actinic tubes, on account of residential location) arrived yesterday in TM0025. In spite of the forecast of rain in the early hours, I fired it up for a few hours to see what would happen (you can’t blame me, can you!). Having heard stories of hundreds of moths in traps in the last few days, I was pleased not to be overwhelmed on the first night. Here are the additions to the list:
299. Common white wave, Cabera pusaria
300. Green oak tortrix, Tortrix viridana
301. Barred fruit-tree tortrix, Pandemis cerasana
302. Bright-line brown-eye, Lacanobia oleracea
303. Rustic, Hoplodrina blanda (I was amazed that this incredibly plain moth revealed subtle but distinct feature when I turned it round - the mystery of moths!)
304. Snout, Hypena proboscidalis
305. White ermine, Spilosoma Lubricipeda
306. Peppered moth, Biston betularia
307. Heart and dart, Agrotis exclamationis
308. Caddisfly Mystacides longicornis (a distinctively marked fly, I have not been able to find images of other Mystacides caddisflies with similar markings, so I think that this ID is safe, unless anyone wishes to disabuse me!)
No photos this time; the quality of the pictures that I took is not brilliant, so that is something that I will have to work on.
One other thing. How do you persuade 100+ caddisflies to leave your trap when you have finished?