As for the moths, numbers down over the last couple of nights but the NFY species keep coming with one or two more interesting species each night.
Monochroa lucidella - 3rd garden record
Blue-bordered Carpet - 5th garden record
Small Yellow Wave - 5th garden record
Oak Eggar - garden speciality!
Lazy quick snap with my phone to upload to Leics. Moth Facebook group
at stupid o'clock this morning.
This Oak Eggar is the 13th individual for the garden, and 12th female (in 2003 I managed to 'assemble' a male to a female I caught at light the previous night). Whilst that might not seem many, my garden records alone account for c15% of all VC55 record, and those records go back decades before I started recording. Aside from these, I've recorded it at two sites fairly close by (Enderby Quarry and Huncote Embankment) which means my personal records are nearer to 20% of all VC55 records.