As a child we had a moth trap. This isn’t as cruel as it might sound in that moths aren’t killed in said trap but captured during night flying hours and held until freed in the morning. When dad died I inherited the old thing but it was basically clapped out and never really worked. Then last year, last autumn I had the chance to buy one. Hmm, tricky.. not.
There’s not a lot of point using it during the winter months; sure there are moths and indeed other insects that fly during these months but the best times are the spring through the autumn.
So last night I dusted it off, and set it up in the garden to see what, if anything could be tempted inside. I took a few short videos setting it up and checking on the contents which are below. The camera work leaves a lot to be desired but you’ll get the picture…
and what did I find in the morning…?