This was the sun setting over my local nature reserve a week or so ago. Our group that manages the reserve decided to buy a moth trap so that we can survey what moths are using our reserve throughout the year. This was the second try out of the the equipment and ourselves!We set the trap which was driven by a small generator and then we sat around in the dark for about 3 hours chatting while moths zeroed in on the pulsing light. Around 11pm we finished up and then tried to photograph what had been caught in the trap. Here are some of the results. Quite a few photos didn't come out too well. It's hard to take photos in the pitch dark with bugs fluttering everywhere and the camera getting confused. I need to keep learning!
This one below (I think) is a Autumn Green Carpet.This one is called Angle Shades.I wish I could have got a better photo of this one called Burnished Brass, it was iridescent and amazing in the light of a torch!There were a couple of options for the name of this one, but I think it is a September Thorn. Beautiful!The last one that I had a reasonable photo of is called a Setaceous Hebrew Character. If anyone knows different with my naming of these, please feel free to let me know! I can't wait to do more moth trapping. I've got the bug! (-: