Had it not been GMS night, I wouldn’t have put my trap out in the middle of Storm Aidan. But I’m glad I did. This moth took me a while to find in the book – from some angles I was even wondering if it was one of those giant micros – but once I found the right page it’s obvious: The Streak, another heathland/moorland species.
Since we’ve had a few of those (including a Silurian!) land in our non-moorland garden I’m starting to wonder whether our position at a slight pinch point in the Gavenny valley might work like a giant Heligoland trap, concentrating the flow of moths blown down from the hills.
Note to self: remember to put the trap out when the wind is forecast in the South-West quadrant.