Despite trapping nearly every night while on Corvo there wasn't much to show for it. I could only transport the LED trap which generally works better in areas of high moth density. I've been bringing a trap to Corvo for several years now but still no sign of any American migrants. I suspect we would need MVs and generators as it appears that it will be quite a challenge. Despite there being multiple American Painted Ladies and Green Darners in the UK this autumn, nothing in the way of Nearctic entomology has been reported from the Azores despite the record breaking american bird migrant autumn. I didn't even catch one of the American species that have colonised the Azores- White Speck (American Wainscot) or Wedgling which were numerous in previous years that I tried the trap out.
I did see a Painted Lady sp when David and I were looking for the Wood Thrush but didn't see it well enough to conclude whether an American or European.
Anyway, here's a few of the moths that either turned up in the trap or were flying during the day.
Azores moths on Lepiforum HERE.
Lepidoptera list on Azores Wildlife website HERE
Previous moth trapping on Azores HERE