The little Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella has had a very good year and they were still venturing out in numbers last night. I assume that they have rather short adult lives. It is certainly true that they rarely survive the experience of entering the moth trap and it made a pleasant change to find one or two live specimens this morning. It always amazes me that they can appear anywhere, sometimes on hill-tops well away from water, so despite their weak-looking flight they must be really good at dispersal.
|Black Arches, Westcott 31st August|
|Pale Eggar, Westcott 1st September|
|Acentria ephemerella, Westcott 1st September|