Ran two garden traps last night and struck gold in the MV. Only the second for the garden (first was Sep. 2006) and whereas Pale Pinion and Grey Shoulder-knot have dramatically increased, Tawny Pinion is still a relatively scarce species in VC55.
The rest of the catch was a bit underwhelming, but maybe not surprising as although the temp was good it was very windy. A singing Willow Warbler on the scrubby embankment adjacent to the garden was a nice backdrop whilst I emptied the traps.
1 x 125W MV trap (18 of 6sp.) and 1 x 80W/11W Actinic/CFL combo trap (13 of 4sp.)
Operated dusk - dawn
0688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 11
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 9
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 5
2235 Tawny Pinion (Lithophane semibrunnea) 1 (NFY)
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 3