I’ve been a bit lazy of late with my mothing. It’s been so bad, so grim as far as numbers go that I’ve rarely bothered to fire up the trap. Usually, I just see what is fluttering around the porch light – not much! Anyway, was warm enough last night to tempt me into some kind of action… flicking a switch to turn on the trap! Not much happened, but by Yarmouth Gardens standards eight species for late October is about as good as it gets:
Celery Leaftier 1, Lucerne Moth 1, Gem 1, Bent-line Carpet 2, Green Cloverworm 1, Bicolored Sallow 1, White Speck 1, Pearly Underwing 1
Probably would have been quite good to have been in a woodland site last night…
A few of the other species:
I’m intrigued by this big “Frankenstorm” that (hopefully) will be heading our way in a little while. I may even take some time off in order to make the most of it. For us land-locked birders (and moth’ers) the thought of storm-driven seabirds and rare Black Witch moths is one thing that keeps us going. Usually these storms occur in September, so it will be interesting to see what happens with a late October event – obviously a different mix of birds. It’s so nice outside right now that it’s hard to picture what it may be like in a few days. Gotta work today, but may be able to get out with the camera tomorrow for some Island action!