As the usual fortnightly meet had been cancelled I thought I would go anyway on Friday 21st as the weather seemed promising. It was quite busy but I only stayed 3.5 hours. Highlights were;
Orthotelia sparganella, Phalonidia manniana x2 and
Endothenia quadrimaculana. Others were Dog’s Tooth, Old Lady, one Elachista
maculicerusella, 2 Scrobipalpa costella, Lobesia
abscisana, 4 Bulrush Wainscot, 5 The Crescent, one Southern Wainscot,
2 Gold Spot, Limnaecia phragmitella (The Misteron Moth) and a Donacaula forficella.
Plus the usual mid-August trap rattlers! A very young (tiny sized) Smooth Newt
showed up by the bottom of trap was released in nearby damp rushes
later. The next Meet is the 4th September.