I started the trap at 21:30 and trapped until 01:00, by which time the regular booms of distant thunder could be heard to the east and south of me. At 14.40 C, the unusually mild night proved to be not that unusual and perhaps not surprisingly, very similar to that of the week before. In the end, I had 63 species, the highlights of which were 5 Diamond-back Moths, Gold Spangle and a Northern Rustic.
Having packed up early, it was galling to see the thunder storms stay away to the east, the first rain only reaching here at around dawn.
My 22 watt actinic garden trap did almost as well, having the advantage of running all night, with a large catch of around 60 species, the undoubted highlight of which being a single Catoptria falsella. There aren't many records of this species in Glamorgan and this was certainly a first for me.