I have been toying with the idea for some time now, but this week I finally took the plunge. This afternoon the package arrived and I rapidly put it all together despite a few problems with the light bulb.
I now have a moth trap, and last night I set it up in the garden. I was a bit worried as the forecast was for rain in the morning, but it was fine, and when I went out to it this morning there were plenty of moths in the box.
These are some of the best that I caught, but believe me identifying some of them is very difficult, but then that is the attraction. It does open up a whole new world though, I won't have it on every night, but hopefully most weekends, and pretty soon the common moths will become obvious, and I will just wait for that fantastic Hawk Moth.
A Common Footman
A Leopard Moth, there were two of these gorgeous moths
An Early Thorn, that sits like a butterfly with the wings held up
A Small Rivulet
I don't know what this is I can't find it yet, but if anyone can help
A Buff Ermine, there were four of these in the trap
A beautiful Buff Arches
I love the names the moths have, this is a Grey Dagger, its grey with daggers on it!
Another fascinating name, a Heart and Dagger.
This is a Peppered Moth, again the name describes it wonderfully
I love the feathery antennae
and finally this tiny moth only has a latin name Yponomeuta Cagnagella, but is one of a group of ermels, or small ermines
Wonderful stuff, and hopefully some amazing and beautiful moths to come.