I started proceedings at 22:00 and immediately and unsurprisingly, lots of Clouded Borders and Silver-ground Carpets came out of the meadow to investigate. Satisfied that the setup was functioning correctly, I took the dogs back home at 22:30, finally returning to the trap at 01:30 this morning (19 June). Rain was expected this morning and I did not want the water resistance of the generator to be tested.
82 moths of 29 species were captured in the three and a half hours that the trap was running - not exceptional, but very much better than previously achieved, so I'm quite happy with the result. There were 6 FFYs and the most interesting are shown below.
Unfortunately, I don't think that this old man will be able to lug all this equipment up to Carn Cennen; I am just hoping that the power of the MV will persuade some of the upland specials to come down to slightly lower slopes - we will have to wait and see.