I can't match Dave Wilton's large garden totals, but I did get 368 moths (plus a few escapees) in my garden trap on Tuesday night, including 174 micros which is a record for me.
Counting and identifying them all is a labour of love ( I generally need to pot the more tricky ones before I can id them), so any tips on how to make the job easier would be welcome. I particularly find getting moths (especially micros) from the comfort of their egg box into a pot quite difficult at times.
I had 3 new macros for my garden list - a Lobster Moth, a Vapourer, and this Cypress Carpet which was not easy to photograph.
I have 2 moths I need advice on. The first is a footman (fw 15mm) that had quite a large orange band on the wing - is it a Scarce Footman?
The second is probably a minor agg. It looked as if it had a greenish tinge in bright light, but otherwise looked brown (fw 10mm).
I shall no doubt need some help with the micros once I have gone through them all.
Steve Trigg, Cookham