A trip to the Lodge produced 8 Winter Moths and this Mottled UmberAn Early Moth found on Matts fence by "Eagle-Eyed Louie Going to put out two traps tonight plus an actinic flourescent to light up the brick wall......A bit on the cold side at 5 degrees but worth a try.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
The Caldecote Trap set off like a hare last night, already 6-1 up on The Dells, but this Dark Chestnut pulled it back to 6-2. The odd thing about it was the fact that it was in the trap before the egg boxes were in position and no perspex or lights in place.
With the mild spell on Monday night and a slit of a moon behind a cloudy sky, out came the trap and the actinic lights. An unidentified moth homed in on the trap but disappeared into the leaf litter nearby, possibly one of the Chestnuts, but wasnt seen again. But the illuminated brick wall produced a Winter Moth to kickstart the new year.