A poor catch last night followed an absolute bumper night on the 9th.
9th June :-
min temp: 13.1 deg C
Warm, sultry, thunder, lightning, heavy rain until 11.30 pm
And then the moths came out in droves.
Around 90 species were recorded or waiting for ID.
I managed to clock up another dozen species with an ID pending.
Best moth was a micro, Ethmia quadrillella, which is the thirteenth record for the Bedfordshire VC30 and new for my garden.
Newcomers for the year are as follows :-
Ethmia quadrillella ( new for site)
Chrysoteuchia culmella (nice to get the first one, but not the next 1,000)
Small Fan-footed Wave
Below ... Common Emerald
Also a Pug, which I think is a Shaded Pug but will need to be examined before being an accepted record ....