Tony Simpson gave the talk and I joined him later at the wood to help with the traps.
The night was initially very warm and muggy, but cleared quite early on taking the temperature down to a rather average 11 or 12 degrees by midnight. At least it was calm so there were a fair few moths for the enthusiastic attendees to see.
Inevitably, the star find did not appear until the public had gone home. White-line Snout is new for VC37 and was quite a surprise.
|White-line Snout Schrankia taenialis|
There were a few other good records including Barred Rivulet, Scoparia subfusca and Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana.
|Barred Rivulet Perizoma bifaciata|
The local speciality Blomer's Rivulet was common but most were quite worn.
The most common moth of the night was Buff Footman. Easily over 100 were shared between 6 traps.