Uskmouth Reedbeds, 6th August
Fiona, Sheila and myself ran an MV on Saturday night from 8.40pm til 10.45pm. We packed up early because we could see heavy rain was heading straight towards us off the estuary. We attracted 8 Southern Wainscot, 7 Twin-spotted Wainscot, 1 Small Rufous, a female Drinker, 5 Ruby Tiger, 3 Brimstone, 3 Shaded Broad-bar, 2 Flame Shoulder and 5 Chilo phragmitella (4 female and 1 male). When I run an actinic here I only ever get male Chilo phragmitella. I had been hoping to catch a Brown-veined Wainscot by using an MV rather than actinic light, but to no avail. We had another Brown-veined Wainscot that night at Haisbro Avenue!
Female Chilo phragmitella