Dusk...over a dozen Silver Y nectaring on garden Buddliea (wild form)...quite an experience to park oneself in among the shrub and wait. But even more interesting: only two of these (if it was these nectaring individuals) made it into the moth trap overnight. So it seems that in the moth world, the 'call of the wild' beats UV hands down. Moth trap numbers down: just over 100 involving about 20spp each mac/mic. & diversity stalling with the summer juggernaut putting the brakes on. But Copper Underwing, Gold Spot, Cloaked Minor, Beautiful Yellow Underwing, Dusky Thorn, Ear Moth and Small Rufous all still arriving in very good nick. Best of the micros here Apomyclois bistiatella and Opostegia salaciella.
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