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The result, with all the enthusiasm and sheer joy that was John Noakes trademark, my very own DIY moth trap, it may be a little more Heath than Robinson and it's effectiveness may be limited but made with my very own hands it will do. Add to it the pheromone enhancing qualities of a dead barn Owl hanging from the Rowan outside the back door, as better half has banned the beetle laden corpse from the house (it's going to the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme next week) and I expected a big haul.
After a short wait of two hours and fifty five minutes we had our first moth, by that time (01:50) I was too knackered to try and ID it so trap was packed and stored till this morning when apart from a Cranefly my one and only, first ever self trapped moth was (drum roll)....
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera Bidentata
Earlier in the day a trip to some nearby woods produced a couple of Dipper, Grey Wagtail and a so far unidentified Fly species.