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Monday, 23 March 2020

Ffairfach 22 Jan 2020

The newly converted Robinson trap was put to the test last night. It has been converted from a 120 watt mercury vapour lamp to a 22 watt actinic, to avoid conflict with neighbors (strange beasts, neighbors - we haven't had any of those for over 20 years: it may take them a little time to adjust!).

We were not overwhelmed by the quantity of moths found in the trap this morning; just 4 Hebrew Characters and one Early Grey, but all were in pristine condition, and anyway, when was the last time you had a really good look at a Heb Char - cracking little moth!

Some warmer nights expected soon, so now we can hit the ground running!

P.S. Common Plume disturbed today while mowing the lawn: me wielding the mower, not the moth.


  1. You're right about the HCs Steve, they're very pretty creatures, I put a 22w actinic out on Thursday night and caught 12 of them, most of them pristine specimens too. Three Small Quakers made up the rest of the catch. I'm on the verge of buying a Robinson trap, always wanted one, now I'm confined to barracks I'm going to treat myself!