Had to rescue this little Silver Y moth snoozing on the stairs before s/he got hoovered up! (Not the best pic taken through plastic! The Ys, however, are visible on each wing.)
Couldn’t release Silvery into the lashing rain, so took her to the garden lean-to. She’s snoozing. Come dusk she’s free to fly into the night – or back through the window into the house!
How to catch a creature
in a “bug trap”
Equipment: a plastic measuring jug and piece of card.
Aim: to save a creature.
Method: place container over creature. With care slide card underneath creature and gently persuade creature into container. Hold card over top of container to keep creature captive.
Result: Creature safely captured.
Conclusion: Creature released without harm. Freedom!