I don't know if other people find the same but I don't have much luck with an Actinic trap. I put it out in the same garden as the MV's and not within seeing distance of the others, and I had zilch in it. Not for the first time have I had no luck with it. The garden I might add is three quarters of an acre.
Anyway back to moths. Ian was saying in a previous blog that if you caught a November moth, you might like to dissect it, well I caught 90 and the different shades and patterns were mind boggling let alone dissecting any of them, I've added a few below for interest. The books say that the three moths (Pale November, November & Autumnal) you can't tell by colour and pattern alone. After counting that many I think they will have to go down as Nov agg.
I also had 17 Green Brindled Crescents where I have only had ones or twos.
Singles of Merveille du Jour, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Black Rustic, Madder Pearl, Beaded Chestnut, Light Brown Apple, Scobipalpa costlella, Rhomboid Tortrix, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Dark Chestnut, Lunar Underwing, and one which I think is a Brick (3rd last photo)?
A few other micro's to go through.