Although it was still quite light, I put the trap back in the very densest part of the Sweet Chestnut undergrowth (where it already felt like night had arrived) and caught this moth within about 2 minutes. I packed the trap up and headed home in the light - job done!
This specimen is faded compared to the others I caught on Saturday - but not having seen one in proper daylight, I wasn't sure what it was. I'm now pretty sure these are all Waved Carpets - some authorities state there is a dark formed abberation goodwini. Too be honest, I can't see this being an abberation, which implies a one-off mutation, as these moths are very numerous and all alike.
Anyway, I hope I've got the ID correct! Whatever this is, its much nicer than the paintings and photographs I've seen of the bog-standard Waved Carpet...! ;-)
|Waved Carpet f. goodwini, 18/6/14, Badgells Woodland Campsite|