I was happy enough as this was a new species for me however later on I checked out the Lancashire Moth Groups website and found that Engrailed had never been recorded in SD34 (my 10km square)! I am awaiting confirmation of this and also waiting for my moth trap to be delivered in the next week, so expect many more moth posts in the coming months.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Another mild night gave me hope that my bedroom light might attract a moth or two, and I turned out to be right as at 9:30 I noticed a medium sized moth fluttering around the bulb. It soon landed on my curtains and allowed me to take a few photos before I caught it and kept it till the morning. A quick trawl through my moth book could only reveal pale brindled beauty as a possibilty, so I posted it on the moth section on Birdforum in the hope that someone could give me an ID. 2 people came back to me both telling me that it was an Engrailed Moth, which I confirmed in the morning when looking at it in proper light.