Anyway, I worked an early shift on Saturday 30th June and as I was on a late shift Sunday I decided to put the moth box out in the back yard despite the forecast for overnight showers. It was surprisingly cool, more like September and not June but despite a soggy moth box in the morning I had quite a good night - 10 moths!
A heart and club was a garden tick and 2 buff arches were a very pretty find. A very smart female bee moth was a good find too, so called because the larva feed in bee and wasp nests on debris and the actual bee and wasp larva. 2 garden carpet and a heart and dart were more normal fare and I had a faded but my first for the year yellow barred brindle despite the loss of the back yard ivy. Moth number 9 was an uncertain and the final moth was a very worn one but I think it is another uncertain too but it is very difficult to tell.
|Heart and Club|
|Bee Moth - female|
It has absolutely chucked it down with rain since Sunday night with today (Tuesday) being forecasted to be wet all day too, I had hoped to have a play with my new telescope today on my day off from work but never mind - hooray for the drought!