A slight increase in the temperature over the last couple of nights finally produced two moths in the trap this morning. A male December Moth was only the second of the autumn whilst an Angle Shades was one of many, albeit the first for a while. Not much to write about really but better than nothing. Moth catches are unlikely to get much better than this for some time but I will continue to keep the light on for a good while yet..
|December Moth (Poecilocampa populi)|
|December Moth (Poecilocampa populi). The heavily feathered|
antennae and size identify this individual as a male
|Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa)|
|Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa),|
looking very much like a crumpled or withered autumn leaf