Moth trapping-just !

A combination of awful weather and electrical problems have prevented me from doing any moth trapping for several weeks, but I have recently resurrected an old Robinson type trap and am running this in our Fairlight garden with a black bulb [this emits wavelengths that attract moths, but not those visible to humans -neighbour friendly, but said not to be as effective as the normal bright bulbs].

Three sessions with this setup have resulted in 4 moths- a Common Marbled Carpet, a tiny Diamond-back moth and two Dark Chestnuts. The latter is common and can be found between October and March; the one shown was a fresh, well marked example and the first I’ve caught in autumn, my few other records were all in February.

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