Canary-shouldered Thorn - the most popular species trapped last night - 3 in total.
I ran the old moth trap with a great crowd of DWT members at Bystock reserve last night. With clear skies and cool temperatures the catch was low but some super-looking moths made up for that. The most common species attracted to the light was Square-spot Rustic but I forgot to keep one to photograph. The most unusual species was the fairly localised Horse Chestnut but it's hardly the most impressive-looking. A Tawny-barred Angle escaped before I had a chance to photograph it. We also managed to trap a bloody huge Hornet and a Water-boatman (?) 'dry-paddled' around on the white sheet at the base of the trap!
A thoroughly enjoyable evening with thanks to all those involved, especially Derek for getting it all organised.
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Setaceous Hebrew Character