A clear start to the night so the temperature dip a bit to 14.9 C. The highlight was another Acrobasis tumidana. There were two more Golden Twin-spots and seven Silver Ys. Square-spot Rustic was new for the year.
Dangerous to look ahead but the forecast for the end of the week is looking hopeful.
No cloud last night so it was a tiny bit cooler at 16.2 C but it meant the bright moon is having more effect.
There were 431 moths of 109 species. This time there was a Diamondback but the main features were again local moths. This was headed by five Golden Twinspots and another Plumed Fanfoot. There was another Small Scallop and Tawny-speckled Pug was new for the year.
After such a hot day, followed by the wind dropping and a bit of cloud to shade some of the bright moon, it was not a surprise the temperature did not fall below a muggy 17.8⁰C. There was a big catch of 563 moths of 115 species. Very surprisingly there were few migrants – only an Oak Processionary (this is the one they are spraying Oak trees to kill, despite the constant influx) and a Dark Sword-grass. There were no Silver Y’s or Diamondbacks.
Local moths of note included 16 Tree Lichen Beauties, Matthew’s Wainscot, and the first Golden Twin-spot and Twin-spotted Wainscots (2) of the year.