MV trapping on my birthday and our wedding anniversary produced a nice present - a new species for the garden in the form of Ash Bud moth (354th and our 97th micro). We recorded 42 species, 128 individuals, mainly Heart & Dart, Riband Wave and Chrysoteuchia cu1mella. However we also caught Pseudogyrotozoa conwagana (first since 2007) and July Highflyer (2006). Also new for the year were Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, Grass Veneer, Grey Pug, Short-cloaked moth, Common Wainscot and Marbled Beauty.
Later in the local Primary School where Emma takes Forest Schools, she caught Heart & Dart, Large Yellow Underwing, Tortrix sp (to be id) and another Pseudo. conwagana. The children were delighted to look at a range of what we caught that night. Hopefully it will stimulate enough interest to perhaps encourage the moth recorders of the future!
Mike & Emma Cram