Saturday, 24 June 2017

Skunkworks Synergetic

Skunkworks Synergetic


Technology marches on and when the County Recorder offered me a loan of a skunkworks moth trap to try out overnight, I was keen to see what would happen. So far, LEDs have proved to be disappointing for moth traps, but this Synergetic/actinic combo performed well above expectations on a cold windy night when my suburban garden in a sea of LED street lighting would never have been expected to produce a list like this:

Bright-line Brown-eye - Lacanobia oleracea 2
Clouded Brindle - Apamea epomidion 2
Codling Moth - Cydia pomonella 1
Dark Arches - Apamea monoglypha 6
Dark Dagger - Acronicta tridens/Grey Dagger - Acronicta psi 1
Flame Shoulder - Ochropleura plecta 1
Garden Carpet - Xanthorhoe fluctuata 1
Garden Grass-veneer - Chrysoteuchia culmella 5
Heart & Dart - Agrotis exclamationis 33
Ingrailed Clay - Diarsia mendica 1
Large Yellow Underwing - Noctua pronuba 2
Lesser Yellow Underwing - Noctua comes 1
Light Brown Apple Moth - Epiphyas postvittana 1
Peppered Moth - Biston betularia 1
Privet Twist - Clepsis consimilana 1
Riband Wave - Idaea aversata 2
The Clay - Mythimna ferrago 1
The Coronet - Craniophora ligustri 2
The Flame - Axylia putris 1
The Gothic - Naenia typica 1
The Uncertain - Hoplodrina octogenaria 7
Treble-bar - Aplocera plagiata 1
Triangle-marked Roller - Ancylis achatana 1

iPhone 6s Plus back camera 4.15mm f2.2 4.2mm 1/50 ISO 32