Whilst the overcast and drizzly nights were excellent for mothing in my central Oxford garden, with the onset on our Indian Summer and clearer nights things have rather dropped off. What's more out moth-chasing kitten has adapted her tactics now that I've put the Actinic trap on top of a dustbin and she now loiters beneath the bin knocking out of the sky any moths that she can get. She's already dispatched a couple of Old Ladies and several Large Yellow Underwings this way.
I've got a few moth ID's for confirmation please - see below.
|Found this on some waste ground early evening. I've had Endothenia marginana |
suggested to me but would appreciate a second opinion.
|I'm guessing that this is Mompha epilobiella|
|I suspect that this is just a Dusty Wave but it seemed|
a bit big compared to the ones I usually catch