|Setting up the light
We learnt that there are over 2000 different types of moths in the UK.
He told us that the night before he had found 180 different species.
The weather was cloudy, very humid with a few patches of rain.
Once we were set up, the first few insects that came to the lights were Water boatmen, craneflies and caddis flies.
Shortly after some small moths appeared. Mark explained that they belonged to a group called geometrid moths and we heard about micro moths and day flying moths. It was all very confusing but interesting.
|Large Twin-spot carpet
|Looking to see what has landed on the egg boxes
|Common white wave
|Checking one of the moth traps
By the time we left Mark had identified 19 species including Small Rivulet, Beautiful hooktip, September thorn, small fan-footed wave, dingy footman, riband, July highflier, smoky Wainscot, Common Emerald, none of which I either didn't get a photo of or the photo was blurred.