Still, there were a few nice things about. Tree tapping and bush bashing eventually got us Cauchas rufimitrella and Adela reaumurella, whilst Mompha epilobiella and Nempagon cloakella provided a mediocre supporting cast. There was a surprising lack of Phyllonorycters - this time last year oak trees were alive with P. muelleriella, but no sign yesterday despite a good search.
|Desperate times call for desperate measures - shaking every branch of an oak in the hope that Phyllonorycter muelleriella would flush. All we got was a Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner.|