There hasn’t been much to report from the
moth trap for most of the season and, surprise surprise, there still isn’t. A
quick look in the moth trap this morning revealed the first and possibly my
only December Moth of the autumn. I never catch many and nearly all my records
are of singles. A Feathered Thorn and a Blair’s Shoulder Knot were the only
other moths caught.
December Moth (Poecilocampa populi)
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria)
A queen Wasp is trying to hibernate in the trap
and has been there since mid-October. It has hooked onto the fibres of the egg
tray and has stayed put while the tray has been lifted in and out each day. I am
not fond of these critters as they can be a real nuisance in some seasons but I
am interested to see how this one gets on and if she survives.