Leader: Andy Swan (HNHS Member)
Three light traps with strong UV output (one Mercury vapour light and two “Backlight” tubes) contained more than 64 species which were identified and then released. The site at Killinghurst has produced many rarities in recent years but on this occasion none was found.
Nationally Scarce were: Mocha and Four-spotted Footman and the infrequent micromoths Orthotaenia undulana and Mompha propinquella. Distinctive macromoths were: Elephant Hawk-moth, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Black Arches, Rosy Footman and Lesser Swallow Prominent.
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Light trapping is a scientific, non-destructive way of surveying which can be informative of issues affecting insects in general.