My heart sinks a little bit at the prospect. There are basically Moths Everywhere :o)
I recorded 58 different species and 314 individuals from last night, but the real number is much higher because some escaped and there were an awful lot of micros that I didn't record. Also (gasp) Poppy ate TWO! (and then escaped to see the workmen next door, who kindly returned her and helped me look for the escape hole, which we couldn't find. Naughtiness Abounds at the moment, apparently).
It shows that the garden and surrounding area is healthy - moths are indicator species for climate change and the health of the environment - so that's Good To Know. There were a few of my all-time favourites in the box (Rosy Footman, a Garden Tiger), as well as 37 Buff Arches and 53 Uncertains (the largest single species groups). And there was what I think is a twin-spot carpet, a rare moth for round here, so we'll start off with him...
|Twin-spot carpet (Mesotype didymata)|
|Broad-bordered yellow underwing|
|Maiden's Blush (wins the prize for the best Moth Name)|
|Rosy Footman (love 'em)|
|Small fan-footed wave|
Off Dormouse surveying again tomorrow. I'll take the camera, just in case....
Hope all are well. Wishing you all a lovely weekend,