Uskmouth Reedbeds 1st AugustI ran a new type of battery powered trap which uses special LED's which emit UV light. It uses much less power than a flouresent tube type of actinic trap and I had been told that the catches were far superior, but I was a bit sceptical.
In the morning I could see quite a few moths outside the trap including 5 drinkers and a mouse moth which I haven't seen for around 8 years. When I opened the trap I was a bit over-whelmed! There were hundreds of moths!
There were dozens of wainscots and I identified and counted:
18 silky wainscot, 55 brown-veined wainscot, 64 southern wainscot, 1 obscure wainscot and 1 twin-spotted wainscot. There were also a total of 15 drinker, 2 dark sword-grass, 4 small rufous, 1 antler, 2 ruby tiger, 31 common/lesser common rustic, 1 Chilo phragmitella, 2 dingy footman, 4 large yellow underwing, 1 July high-flyer, l lesser yellow underwing and 4 least yellow underwing.
Some of the bumper catch with Drinkers, Brown-veined Wainscots, Southern Wainscots and Silky Wainscots.