And not just for the garden this time, actually for me and my 11 years of recording Lepidoptera!
I never thought I would ever catch one in my garden and my money was catching one on a field trip, in fact I got very close a few years ago when I did a field trip to Hemel Hempstead, stayed until 1am and after I had left David Kirk continued to run his trap overnight at Gadesprings Watercress Beds. By the morning he had one!
I'm talking about the Brindled Beauty moth, a moth that has avoided me so many times despite regular trapping efforts early on in the year.
It seems to be an uncommon moth from feedback I got from others in the County.
Dead chuffed and despite a small catch I was suitably pleased.
Catch Report - 08/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 6c
1x Brindled Beauty [NFG]
2x Common Quaker
2x Double-striped Pug
1x Early Grey
2x Hebrew Character
1x Pale Pinion
1x Alucita hexadactyla [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana