The night was very calm but due to clear skies, fairly cool. Recorded 37 species in total which is pretty good for a moorland site. There were plenty of the expected species such as True Lover's Knot, Grey Mountain Carpet, Narrow-winged Pug, Dark Brocade, Ancylis myrtillana, Neofaculta ericetella, Aphelia viburnana and Bryotropha politella.
However some of the most interesting observations of the night were species which one would not usually associated with the habitat. This included many species that utilise tree species. This included Larch Pug, Bordered White, Peppered Moth, Pebble Prominent and Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (two of these were recorded). Presumably these are wanderers; just goes to show how far moths move about.
|True Lover's Knot and Grey Mountain Carpet|
Will return on a warm, muggy night (if such a thing exists on mooland!) next month.