Wednesday, 8 September 2021


A very disappointing haul this morning - I had more Birch Shieldbugs than moths - up to 30 of the little blighters!

Small Dusty Wave 1

Large Yellow Underwing 2

Box-tree Moth 5

Setaceous Hebrew Character 2

Brimstone 1

Pale Mottled Willow 1

Small Ranunculus (very late in the season) 1

Vapourer 1

(Common?) Wainscot 1

Square-spot Rustic 2

Setaceous Hebrew Character 

Hebrew Character


Probable Common Wainscot

Last night a Hawker dragonfly (probably a Migrant Hawker) was flying around outside the window at 19:30.

Monday, 30 August 2021


 A great selection of new moths and old favourites in the trap this morning:

Vine's Rustic 1

Bright-line Brown-eye 2

Brimstone 2

Silver Y 1

Jersey Tiger 1

Copper Underwing agg. 3

Barred Hook-tip 1

Spectacle 1

Yellow-barred Brindle 1

Box-tree Moth 1

Angle Shades 1

Cabbage Moth 1

Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 1

Cochylimorpha straminea 1

Tachystola acroxantha 1

Lesser Yellow Underwing 3

Large Yellow Underwing 3

Marbled Beauty 3

White-shouldered House Moth 1

Square-spot Rustic 1

Double-striped Pug 1

Also a Honey Bee and a Common Wasp!

Jersey Tiger


Yellow-barred Brindle

Barred Hook-tip

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Moths! (and a spider)

 A very nice collection of some quite unusual moths in the trap this morning, some of which I've only caught onece or twice before. I was also surprised to find a Tube-web Spider hiding in my curtains! 

Box Tree Moth 1

Heart and Dart 2

Small Ranunculus 2

Buff Ermine 2

Privet Hawkmoth 1

Coronet 1

Iron Prominent 1

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1

Large Yellow Underwing 3

Heart and Club 2

Grey/Dark Dagger 1

Marbled Beauty 1

Dark Arches 2

Vapourer 1

Poplar Grey 1

Rustic/Uncertain 1

Pug sp. 1

Ermine sp (probably Bird Cherry Ermine) 2

Poplar Grey

Small Ranunculus

Privet Hawkmoth


Tube-web Spider

Thursday, 15 July 2021


The moth trap had a bit of variety this morning. A Small Rivulet was a first. 

Common Wainscot 1

Marbled Green 1

Box Tree Moth 3

Heart and Dart 6

Swallow-tailed Moth 1

Common Footman 3

Silver Y 1

Bright-line Brown-eye 2

Large Yellow Underwing 2

Rustic/Uncertain 2

Coronet 3

Small Rivulet 1

Riband Wave 1

Dark Arches 2

Bird-cherry Ermine 1

Probable Clay 1

Two or three Water Boatmen were hanging around the trap!

Common Wainscot

Small Rivulet

Riband Wave

Bird-cherry Ermine

Dark Arches


Swallow-tailed Moth

Water Boatman

Thursday, 1 July 2021


 A few more moths in the trap this morning:

Miller 1

Scarlet Tiger 2

Heart and Dart 7

Box Moth 2

Garden Pebble 1

Bee Moth 1

Riband Wave 3

Flame 2

Marbled Minor agg. 3

Large Yellow Underwing 1

Setaceous Hebrew Character 1

Heart and Club 1

Vine's Rustic/Rustic/Uncertain agg. 1

Silver Y 1

Buff Ermine 2

Yellow-spot Tortrix 1

Codling Moth 1

Willow Beauty 1

Red-barred Tortrix 1

Acleris forsskaleana 1

Chrysoteuchia culmella 2+

Yponomeuta sp. 2

Eudonia sp. (probably E. lacustrata) 1

Pug sp. (very worn) 1

Riband Wave

Scarlet Tiger

Yellow-spot Tortrix

Large Yellow Underwing

Box Moth

The Miller

Silver Y

Monday, 14 June 2021


This morning the main interest in the trap was provided by the intruders rather than the moths themselves. Among the weird stuff was a probable Water Boatman, loads of tiny beetles (Helophorus?) and a Cranefly.

Heart and Dart 15

The Miller 1

Bright-line Brown-eye 1

Knot Grass 1

Scarlet Tiger 4

Brimstone 1

Bee Moth 1

Tachystola acroxantha 1

Pug sp. 1

Birch Shieldbug 3


Tipula vernalis

Probable Water Boatman

Possible Helophorus beetles

Crab Spider Philodromus

Scarlet Tiger
Birch Shieldbug
The Miller

Brimstone Moth

Water Boatman?

Bright-line Brown-eye


Knot Grass

Thursday, 10 June 2021


Despite the promising cloudy and muggy weather forecast for last night, catch was rather disappointing. A Rustic Shoulder-knot was a first, though.😀 

Angle Shades

Rustic Shoulder-knot 1

Heart and Dart 10

Garden Pebble 1

Willow Beauty 1

Uncertain/Rustic agg. 1

White Ermine 1

Bee Moth 1

Angle Shades

Garden Pebble

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Willow Beauty