I think I will have to invest in a new trap next year, this Welsh weather has destroyed mine after four years in the rain, which might explain why I am catching very few micros this year - they are all escaping through the gaps in the warped woodwork! Oh well.
Annoyingly, I caught another Barred Carpet and it flew when I tried to coax it into a pot so I could photograph it. As did a spectacularly clean and well marked Clouded Magpie.
This Gold Spot was quite confiding though (9 August)
|Gold Spot (Plusia festucae)|
Also, on 2 August, I caught this Dotted Carpet (at least I think it is) - not that obvious when you compare it to the book, I had to look at other photo ref to come to this conclusion. First for me.
|Dotted Carpet (Alcis jubata)|