7/7/19 - A minor disaster befell my 15-year-old home-made (not by me, I hasten to add) MV trap last night, as the bulb assembly collapsed into the trap. Not good news, especially for the dozen or so moths that got cooked by the heat from the bulb (which stayed lit). The result was a mere 37 moths (including the dead ones) of 20 species in the MV, although the Actinic fared better with 71 of 17. (Total species overall 29). The only FFYs were a Drinker, and a noticeably small Common Rustic, which I have recorded as a "Lesser", rather than "agg". Common Footmen were the most numerous, with 23.
DIY repairs to be done I think !!
I had a 'phone call last evening from a former SMG member, Tony Pennington, who had an amazing 35 Elephant Hawks in his trap the other night. Quite remarkable, as Tony seldom traps these days .