A Winter Moth was resting on the wall above the trap in the early evening. These moths are frequently seen in car headlights as I drive arond the winter roads and often come onto the lighted windows, but although they are common this is the first time the trap has attracted one. A Scarce Umber was photograhed this time. No Mottled Umber yet...
Once again, Andy Mackay has been kind enough to look over moth photographs and confirm ID, as well as providing helpful tips for future identification.
|♂ Winter Moth Operophtera brumata|
|♂ Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria|
Macro-moths (6 moths of 3 spp.); no micros:-
|Poecilocampa populi||December Moth||4|
|Operophtera brumata||Winter Moth||1|
|Agriopis aurantiaria||Scarce Umber||1|