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Moth Trapping 1/2 August

The evening of Friday 1st August was perfect for moth trapping, with no wind, warm temperatures, high humidity, and thin cloud. George Guthrie, a colleague from insect monitoring at the Loch Leven NNR, had offered to bring his moth trap, and his extensive experience, to give us a chance to see what moths may be found in our woods. As my garden adjoins the edge of Hopeward Wood this seemed a suitable location for this first “look see”, and we set the trap up on the lawn beside the wood. Then, as darkness started to fall after 9 pm, it was switched on. The trap uses a powerful light with a high UV component which attracts the moths. Some enter the opening around the light and remain withi

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