The security lights at work have been bringing in a few moths this week while i've been working the night shift. Last night 22/4 I was out on my usual coffee break walk around the factory checking for moths under the lights,when i noticed a moth flying around under one of them.As it came lower i could clearly see it was a Emperor Moth. Pot at the ready to pot & photograph my first ever Emperor and "BANG" a bat snatched it from 10 feet beyond my reach. I was was totally "gob smacked" to see this happen at such close quarters. The only thing left was the moths wing which fluttered down & landed at my feet.
Also potted my first Buff Tip of the year & the 7th county record of Mompha epilobiella.