Day 19 in Pembrokeshire was a very wet day, rain all day and quite blustery.Luckily though I had set the Moth trap up the night before so despite the wet weather I got up just before 5am and went to check the trap.
There were moths everywhere, on the walls, on the shed, in the grass and the trap was filled with them :) Rain doesn't always ruin a moth night and can sometimes be quite helpful, its the wind which usually makes things a bit moth-less.
I counted and photographed 51 species(don't worry I won't post them all ;)) but there were hundreds more I couldn't pot as I ran out of pots long before Moths.So here are some of the best from yesterday.
Ghost Moth (female)
Beautiful Golden Y
That is just half of the species that came to light yesterday, many of them probably feed around your garden during the night, we just don't see them like we do Butterflies and we definitely don't appreciate them as much.If anyone ever says Moths are dull just show them a couple of my photos to prove them wrong ;)