Well, that's done it, the return of the 'Elecric Dustbin' and all the addiction that goes with it. I made this 'make shift'
back in the mid-70's from a redundant plastic dustbin, baffles from an old aluminium Wall's Ice Cream sign, funnel a stainless steel mixing bowl (both recovered from the Council Tip) with choke and Mercury Vapour Lamp circa Watkins and Doncaster (Entomological Suppliers), since then Secret has added a few refinements during his tenure. The intent was always to resurrect it once decided what the hell I am going to do with the rest of my life, but 'the pull' was simply too much so we're back in the game. From an expected modest first night, things improved somewhat on the second outing with
The camera really doesn't do this insect justice as the green segments
pick up the light and sparkle.
GHOST (SWIFT) MOTH
Two contrasting colouration's of
LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING
some are far more striking than this.
MARBLED WHITE SPOT
Three aspects of
this one showing 'the glasses' and
a Moth I wasn't aware of until checking the identification in the
excellent new Field Guide by Sean Clancy with
Morton Top-Jensen and Michael Fibiger.