Only one moth was found in the toilet block, what I think is a faded rivulet, and a large micromoth was flitting about in the awning, not sure of its ID as yet as I haven't bothered to look it up in my guide book. More interesting were 2 chamomile shark caterpillars feeding on the flowerheads of the Michelmas daisies at the back of the caravan, a new moth species for me.
Chamomile Shark Caterpillar
I had the moth box out in the backyard on returning home but in the morning I only had a disappointing 8 moths in the trap, the highlights being a ruby tiger and a knot grass. More noteworthy from the previous few nights were an old lady moth flitting about the breakfast room before being released outside, a flyover oystercatcher heard calling in the dark and a hooting tawny owl heard in the nearby park.
A speckled wood, a small tortoiseshell, a comma, large whites, gatekeepers, red admirals and at least 2 painted ladies were seen but best of all was my first clouded yellow of the year on the walk back home which actually allowed a close approach for some decentish photos, not a bad end to the day before back to the grindstone and another busy week at work.