Saturday, 9 September 2017
Late save to a chilly night
Last night's (8/9) MV trap at Dingestow Court produced 21 mundane autumn species, with the only highlight of this poor catch being an early return to bed. However, when I went to reset the trap this evening I noticed a Red Underwing sitting on the wall above it. I don't think I could have overlooked it if it had been there in the morning (not least because I scanned the wall for big grey things in the hope of a Convolvulus Hawkmoth), so presumably it landed nearby and moved during the day. I prodded it, just in case, but its hindwings were red not blue!