We have a swarm of Semaphore Flies on our small garden pond at the moment so I feel inclined stop to mothing, just in case it's not helping. The pond seems in good heath with clear water and newts/frogs/damselflies, but I feel for the neighbours with so many flies. Anyone else had this problem?
For the first time this year my little trap contained a load of moths:
Vines Rustic, 5
Pale Mottled Willow, 6
Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3
Heart and Dart
Willow Beauty, 2
Knot Grass (I think)
Freyer's Pug (I think)...
I think Oak-tree Pug, not sure yet. Then just my usuals in last couple of days - Shuttle-shaped Dart, S. Hebrew Character, Vines Rustic, Pale-Mottled Willow, Common Pug and those little micros - Tachystola I think.
Despite the rain last night there were a few in the trap this morning including Brimstone, Pale Mottled Willow, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Pug?, Garden Carpet and initially I thought the dreaded Marbled Minors agg. were back, but then thought perhaps Nut-tree Tussock? Any advice appreciated and...