The weather improved on the Saturday with warm, humid air moving in from Spain and overnight temperatures predicted to be 13-14 degrees and so on Sunday morning on waking at 05:45 there were more moths in the moth trap. Best moth was an L-album Wainscot, the second one I have caught in the garden.
I also had a few micro moths which I always struggle to identify but I had a Phlyctaenia coronata that I rescued from the surface of the lily bowl, I took a snap of it while it was floating on the surface and as I scooped it off the surface it promptly disappeared into the flower bed!
|Phlyctaenia coronata swimming in the lily bowl!|
I also had what I think is the same species in the trap although the markings are slightly different to the one in the lily bowl.
|Phlyctaenia coronata? in the moth trap|
I also had this pretty little micro but I have yet to work out what it is.
|Unknown micro species|
We are set for a mini-heat wave today with warm temperatures again overnight so I may put the trap out again tonight although I am on night shifts starting tomorrow and an early start tomorrow morning may not be a good idea.