At my first site at the North Dock, I decided (after some previous limited `staying with the trap` sessions) to risk leaving the trap out overnight, as I had noticed that any` undesirables` were unlikely to walk the relatively (to me,but not to them!) short distance from the car park to near the sand spit termination, where I planned to leave the trap.
The catch included a few Archer`s darts, a solitary dog`s tooth, a single ear moth, a garden tiger, a silky wainscot, marbled greens and several cloaked minors, with a total of 25+ macro species in the small actinic trap.
The second site trapped was a small clump of beech on the old Cilymaenllwyd Estate at Pwll. When seeking moths, it is a good idea to note when others catch a particular species that you may be seeking, and Barry Stewart`s capture of barred hook-tip earlier this week encouraged me to try last night for this moth but, sadly, no luck!
About 21 or so macro species were caught, including fair numbers of black arches (7), a coronet and the plume moth Amblyptylia acanthadactyla.
Incidentally, there`s a huge amount of beech mast on the trees this summer - we`ll have plenty of ground-feeding tits, chaffinches and perhaps even bramblings to watch this autumn/winter.