Haisbro Avenue, Newport, 27th September 2016
Sheila and I ran the MV over-night. In the morning, just after the light had gone off, but before we could check it, one of our Main Coon cats jumped onto the trap, knocking one of the plastic rain-guard veins onto the bulb, cracking the bulb and melting the vein. Some of the moths escaped and flew off. Despite this, we had a pretty good catch of 46 moths of 20 species. High-lights were a Large Ranunculus, a Pinion-streaked Snout, a Large Wainscot, the first Blair's Shoulder-knot of the autumn, an Angle Shades and the scarce migrant Palpita vitrealis or Jasmine Moth.