Monday, 15 April 2013

After picking up the mothing "bug" from my friend Rob, I've been running a home-made skinner-type moth trap in my garden in the Chilterns.

Here it is:

I would like to add that the umbrella is an integral part of the set up; it keeps the rain out on wet nights, and on dry nights, sometimes I get more moths inside it than the trap itself!

The light is a 15W actinic; sometimes this year I'm going to use an 80W MV but it is so bright, I won't run that all night.

This blog will basically be a list, with pics, of what I catch. Last year, my first season, I caught over 4000 moths of around 300 species. Last year, it was very wet. This year it has been very cold. Let's see how it pans out...

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