Monday 2nd June I was due to do a local BBS in Derby so thought was I could set the trap Sunday night, get up (early) and go through the trap pre-survey.
Trap set, bed and then up at 0430 to empty trap and go off to complete the survey. My plan (which was a very good one) didn't quite work out as well as hoped on account of catching a very full trap so I went through and ID'd what I could but 40 pots were hastily put in to the fridge for later ID.
Final totals were 130+ moths of 30 species with one or two which are and will always remain (on account of being released) un-identified.
Here's a few highlights which included a new for garden Green Silver Lines. Photos were all taken in a home made light-box which produced some nice results (I hope!!). I am particularly pleased with the Hook-tip.
|Figure of 80|
|Green Silver Lines|
ps = BBS went well and I even managed to see/find Tree Sparrow just about with the city limits of Derby which was exceedingly pleasing and a massive highlight!