The cool night reduced moth activity slightly. There was only one new species, the long-awaited Merveille du Jour, which is every bit the marvel its name suggests. It came in early: by 21h00 it was perched on the perspex entrance to the trap, just below the light. I gently nudged it into the trap, but by dawn it was back in its original spot, having escaped! This common species, whose larvae feed on oak buds, flowers and leaves, is probably new for me since I have not trapped into the autumn in the UK before.
|Merveille du Jour Dichonia aprilina|
Macro-moths (62 moths of 18 spp.); no micros:-