The combination of the three home garden traps yielded 40 species (also one additional micro still to determine), with resident moths (including some late sightings) and migrants both fairly well represented.
Of the residents, there was a cypress carpet - 1, large ranunculus 6 (5 females and 1 male), l-album wainscot 1 (possibly a migrant on this night as they occurred elsewhere in S.UK), red-green carpet 3, large ranunculus 1, Blair`s shoulder-knot 1, pine carpet 1, merveille du jour 1, green-brindled crescent 6, and the pyralid Hypsopygia glaucinalis 1.
Late residents were represented by small seraphim, swallow-tail moth, garden carpet, flame and Carcina quercana (all as singles).
FFY `early winter moths` were November moth agg. 4, feathered thorn 2, mottled umber 1.
Migrants caught on the night were two vestals, a rusty-dot pearl and 5 silver ys.
Yesterday evening (Sunday, 15th Oct.) saw another rusty-dot pearl come to my kitchen light - it was not the one shown above, which was only released today, and this morning saw Saharan dust on my car windscreen (which was n`t there yesterday evening). Reading various reports I now wish that I`d trapped last night too.
The mains actinic left at the different Llanelli garden on Saturday night only held 14 species of moth (including another merveille du jour, a Blair`s shoulder-knot and a different rusty-dot pearl). My Pwll garden often `scores` well due the great habitat variety (coast, fen, woodland etc) close by, rather than `bland suburbia (though the other garden abuts woodland).