A few species new to the garden that I'd like to check.
8 August - Udea prunalis
12 August - Red Twin-spot Carpet? Or is it the red form of Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet?
And finally...introducing my new trap. After concerns about upsetting the neighbours by placing my Skinner trap in the best bit of the garden, I decided to try a black light. I ordered a 25W compact flourescent black light from NHBS, then set about building a trap around it a couple of days ago. Plastic box and lid, plastic funnel, outside light fitting from Homebase, some wood offcuts and cable I already had - total cost just under £20, slightly less than the bulb! I tried it last night, as you can see here, and I think I did almost as well as with the Skinner. No more worries about lighting up the neighbourhood now!