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I think you are right about this - check the hind-wings to check - they should be a striking pale yellow (you can usually get a moth to show these by gently blowing on it from behind!)
ive made i skinner moth trap, hence the moths, do you know if its better to release the moths in the morning when i check the trap or leave them in there till the evening and release them then? (safer for them from birds etc)
I tend to release the moths in the morning into undergrowth while I'm emptying the trap - my presence deters birds from immediately tucking in and the moths get a chance to hide up. If you are not intending to run a trap two nights running releasing them in the evening may be better. I also leave a plastic snake(!) by the trap to deter birds from the immediate vicinity of the trap in the early morning - although I can't vouch 100% for the effectiveness of this measure!
I'm not good at getting up early in the morning, so the birds have usually helped themselves to a few moths before I get out to the trap. Normally I go through the trap to record what is there, and then put the moths back in the trap, covering it up and leaving it next to the house and out of the sun - the latter point is important, they can cook if the sun gets on them. I then open the trap and let them disperse at dusk. But letting them go into thick undergrowth in the morning is okay too - try and scatter them around a bit, and don't always use the same bit of undergrowth.
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