Well one anyway, after searching the walls of the house and the fence, the side of the trap and all of the egg cartons, a tiny moth was observed right at the bottom of the trap.
It turned out to be a new for year Acleris notana/ferrugana, a moth that hibernates and can be caught most months of the year (although typically February to April and then again during August to October).
I will get this moth checked by the top man, because I already have a confirmed Acleris ferrugana from last year, I am hoping this is Acleris notana (the Birch feeder).
We will have to see!
On that slightly positive note and with temperatures today soaring to 10 degrees the trap is out again....but once more but it is raining, Booo!
|Acleris notana/ferrugana - You decide|