Duncan, the county moth recorder, very kindly loaned me a Robinson moth trap.
This beast is a 150W bulb moth hotel that, on a good night and well positioned, can “attract 500 – 1000 moths” I put it out next to the buddleia, and got 50 moths! That’s twice the number I usually get in my DIY box.
Common white wave;
Brown China Mark;
Eudonia lacustrata ;
Poplar Hawk Moth;
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing;
Mother of pearl;
I did have 68 pictures on the camera trap, but when I connected it to the computer it was 67 pictures of me mowing the lawn and one of the cat.