Some of you might not be aware that there is quite a lot of migrant activity throughout the British Isles at the moment, so it may well prove to be productive to keep your traps switched on.
Douglas, who is at university at Oxford, has told me that the moth trapping he has been doing in that area has produced several migrant species; these include Striped Hawk-moth, Small Mottled Willow, Ni Moth and Bordered Straw. By the amount of activity on social media as regards this influx it would seem that it is nation wide and spreading across the UK from east to west.
And just to prove this point I have just received notification of a Bordered Straw (which is a new county record for Montgomeryshire) which was recorded in Newtown by Phil Evans.
|Bordered Straw - a new county record|