The promise of another mild night tempted the trap out again and fortunately it survived the at times torrential rain. Sixteen moths of 12 species was not a bad catch considering the conditions. A Rush Veneer, two Rusty-dotted Pearls and a Crocidosema plebejana may have been migrants or, just as likely, the offspring of migrants.
The fact it was thick cloud had two benefits; 1 the supermoon had no effect and 2 it was mild-10.5°C. This tempted the trap out of hibernation and 11 moths of eight species were caught. This included three Feathered Thorns, single Dark Swordgrass and Turnip plus the first December moth of the autumn.
It would seem the previous night might be the last catch for a while and so here are photos of two of the catch.
Considering the heavy rain and then cold clear sky I was pleased to catch any moths. There were six moths of six species. One of these was another Gem and another was only the second Blairs’ Shoulder-knot of the autumn.
After a blank night the previous night a few moths crept out after the showers and nine moths of eight species were recorded. This did include a Gem and a Rush Veneer.