Of course, like the weather, since Saturday night things have gone downhill rapidly with 151 moths of 30 species on the 23rd and 121 moths of 28 species on the 24th. At least last night's paltry collection did include one potentially very interesting moth, found trying to hide in a fold on the final egg-box. I believe it to be Mompha langiella and if proved correct it would appear to represent the first adult sighting of the moth for vc24. The three county records to date, all from 2013, were of leaf-mines on the larval food-plant enchanter's nightshade Circaea lutetiana.
|Probable Mompha langiella, Westcott 24th August|