Not the best conditions for the light traps, but I left the traps on in the hope that the wind would drop a little and the pre-dawn flight would be productive when the moon had disappeared.
A dark looking carpet was spotted about 12 feet up on the house wall just after dark, so with a specimen pot, a large pair of steps and a complete disregard for the Health and Safety Executive, I managed to pot it and discovered it to be a Spruce Carpet, thus losing a bet with myself that it was a May Highflyer.
A good bet as I now owe myself a beer.
|1769 ... Spruce Carpet ... Thera britannica|
Just 6 moths recorded ......
1769 ... Spruce Carpet ... Thera britannica ... 1 ... YF
1834 ... Common Pug ... Eupithecia vulgata ... 1
2092 ... Shuttle-shaped Dart ... Agrotis puta ... 4