At 11.50pm Bernard called a Clifden Nonpareil flapping gently down to the ground where the sugar container had been left near the trap - on a quick naff view I confess I thought we'd secured a Red Underwing...that was, until I saw the blue!!
After potting the underwing we returned to the trap 2 metres away, only to find a White-line Snout asking to be seen! Two new moths in two minutes!
And a soon as these two treasures had been found, it started spotting with rain - and then it poured! Moving sharpishly, we threw the unemptied traps in the car - only to spend the journey home being landed on by caddis flies and Oak Lutestrings. All in a night's miffin.
Particular thanks to Bernard for helping me out this night - very much appreciated.
|Clifden Nonpareil - a slightly bald one...|
|Ahh...blue underwing indeed.|
|Marbled White Spot|