Thanks to my wonderful wife I got to spend 3 hours trapping at Staunton Harold reservoir this evening from 8:30pm to 11:30pm, I took the 'Skinner' trap with the 160w MBT all powered very nicely by the generator I got from eBay recently which ran surprisingly well.
Not a lot of moths actually went into the trap they mainly landed on or around the sheet but I did manage to pick off quite a few for identification, apart from the few I kept in order to get their photo I let everything else out of the trap before I left so I don't end up confusing things by finding them in my garden tomorrow night.
Species noted at/in the trap were...
Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
Lempke's Gold Spot
Canary Shouldered Thorn
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Square Spot Rustic
Sandy Carpet *
Flame Carpet *
Dark Marbled Carpet
Pale Eggar(see photo above) *
Lesser Swallow Prominent(see photo above) *
Dusty or Satin Wave?(see photo above) *
Brown China Mark(see photo above) *
* = Never seen in my garden
Staunton Harold is only approximately 6 miles from my home so I wasn't too surprised to find many of the species I usually get in my garden there but it's a beautiful place and it was a beautiful warm evening so it sure beat sitting in watching TV.
I must just say a big thanks to Wayne Ball from Severn Trent water for giving me all the necessary info and even coming along to say hello....thanks Wayne!! :0), if anyone is in the area they are having a special event at Foremark Reservoir for National Moth Night on September 19th for more info you can contact Wayne at email@example.com