A fellow enthusiast, Steve Trigg, tried an experiment at his Thames Valley home earlier this week. The fog was so all-pervasive and settled-in that he put out the moth trap to see if the insects shared the problems experienced by UK airports. sure enough, in the morning his eggboxes were untenanted.
|Red-green, or possibly Autumn Green, Carpet|
Last night was very foggy here; the white stuff was not only visible but tangible. As soon as I went out, I became speckled with little drops of moisture. It last the night, lifting only slightly, but in the morning I found the following: Large Wainscot (3), Red-green Carpet (3 unless the last one shown in my pics is an Autumn Green Carpet) Update: it isn't. Expert Dave Wilton on the UTM blog confirms that all three are Red-green, December moth (2), Setaceous Hebrew Character (2), Red-line Quaker (2), Yellow-line Quaker (1), Sprawler (1), Winter/Autumnal/Pale Autumnal moth (1), Feathered Thorn (1) and Angle Shades (1).
|Setaceous Hebrew Character (with another Large Wainscot behind)|
I've added the pictures in that order and respectfully submit my findings for all who are interested in the subject(s) of moths and fog.
|Yellow-line Quaker (I think but I am very unreliable on such things)|
|Winter/Autumnal/Pale Autumnal moth|