A minimum of 15.30 C overnight was warm enough to overcome some of the negative effects of the stiff Easterly breeze, so I had fifteen species in the trap, including Diamond-back Moth, Nut-tree Tussock, Scalloped Hazel and Buff Tip, plus the burying beetle Nicrophorus humator and a single Cockchaffer. Also in there were a fresh Common Quaker and a Clouded Drab.
Yesterday evening, Mike Hogan and I ran our traps, from 22:00 to almost 01:00, in a sheltered spot, on the hillside to the S.East of Merthyr Tydfil. It was nice to be able to get out in the field after such a slow and unsettled season. The list for the two traps has yet to be worked out, but I expect the species total to be around thirty. The highlights for me included Incurvaria masculella and Alder Moth.
I've had a few problems identifying three moths I photographed at the trap, in Merthyr, last night, so if anyone can come up with some I.D suggestions, I'd be most grateful.