I'm back in action with a stock of spare MV bulbs and it was nice that the one now in use attracted a Pine Beauty last night - the first really appealing moth of the year to my eyes although I appreciate that the Quakers and Drabs have their charms. I've also had the selection below, whose IDs - left to right, row by row - I believe to be Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, March Moth, Oak Beauty, Small Quaker, Agonopteryx ocellana, Twin-spotted Quaker and a pair of Hebrew Characters. I hope that I am right, especially on the micro. I also need to do some double-checking on my fairly large complement of Clouded Drabs to try to work out if any of them are Lead-coloureds. Thanks for all the wisdom on the blog about this.
I am very grateful for the expert advice given about MV lamps after my last post. I now have a screw bulbholder but in the end, I found that general suppliers online still seem to be well-stocked with 3-pin 125 MV bulbs. The entomological specialists remain doomy about them however, so I'm glad to have enough to last me a while. Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon