It was around 11.4 degrees centigrade when I set up the moth trap at 6.30 pm. last night with the temperature eventually falling to 3.2 degrees centigrade.
Apart from a dozy looking wasp there were just 3 moths in the trap this morning - two Hebrew Characters and one of the smaller "micro" moths - Light Brown Apple Moth which is the first one I've seen this year. I did try and take a photo but it flew off as I was trying to pot it so here's yet another picture of a Hebrew Character!
Summary of Moths Trapped Friday, 23rd March
GMS Week 4
6.30p.m. until dawn
Minimum temperature 3.2 degrees centigrade
15w Actinic Skinner Trap
Hebrew Character x 2
Light Brown Apple Moth x 1 (NFY)
2012 Moth Species = 9
I'll run the trap again tonight in the hope of catching something a bit different!
6 hours ago