31 March/1 April 2017: total 50 species 11, (Min 6.9C, Max 10.1C, wind 6mph SSE & gusting stronger, cloud 40%, rain).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x2
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata 70.202 (Br. 1881) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x8
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x4
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x3
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata 70.202 (Br. 1881) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x4
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x5
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x8
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

30/31 March 2017: total 87 species 20, (Min 9.9C, Max 10.8C, wind 5mph SSW, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x5
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x4
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x8
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x2
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 (Br. 2469) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x4
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x16
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3

MV light at ST09075 01782

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x4
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata 70.202 (Br. 1881) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x7
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x6
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
micro to be id x1

29/30 March 2017: total 56 species 14, (Min 10.7C, Max 11.6C, wind 13mph SSW, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x3
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x4
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x3
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x8
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x3
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Tufted Button Acleris cristana 49.076 (Br. 1054) x1
Rusty Oak agg. Acleris ferrugana agg. 49.083 (Br. 1044) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x4
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x10
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.250 (Br. 2189) x1

28/29 March 2017: total 44 species 12, (Min 10.6C, Max 10.7C, wind 13mph S, cloud 85%, rain).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x6
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x3
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x6
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x8

MV light at ST09075 01782

Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
Pale Pinion Lithophane socia 73.201 (Br. 2236) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x4
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

27/28 March 2017: total 46 species 12, (Min 5.5C, Max 7.3C, wind 2mph W, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Brindled Flat-body Agonopterix arenella 32.017 (Br. 0697) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x5
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x9
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x4
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x2
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x7

19/20 March 2017: total 96 species 19, (Min 10.4C, Max 11.1C, wind 24mph WSW, cloud 95%). The promised wind did not get to us until after I had gone to bed and despite overnight rain, the overall tally was amazing.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x6
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x4
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x2
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x8
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x14
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 (Br. 2423) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-triangle Slender Caloptilia stigmatella 15.010 (Br. 0288) x1
March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x4
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x5
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x7
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x6
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x2
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x10
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x3
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.250 (Br. 2189) x1

18/19 March 2017: total 55 species 16, (Min 10.1C, Max 10.8C, wind 10mph WSW, cloud 35%). A much better night, with my first ever Pine Beauty.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x2
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
*New Species* Pine Beauty Panolis flammea 73.241 (Br. 2179) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x8
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.250 (Br. 2189) x2
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 (Br. 2423) x1



MV light at ST09075 01782

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x11
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x3
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.250 (Br. 2189) x2

17/18 March 2017: total 12 species 4, (Min 9.3C, Max 9.4C, wind 17mph WSW, cloud 75%, rain). I really don't know why I bothered - a nasty, wet, windy night with not much to show for the effort.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x3
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x2
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

13/14 March 2017: total 58 species 14, (Min 9.2C, Max 10.1C, wind 5mph W, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x5
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x3
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x11
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x8
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x3
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x3
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x2
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x2
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 (Br. 2423) x1

11/12 March 2017: total 59 species 20, (Min 9.4C, Max 9.8C, wind zero, cloud 20%, some mist).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Rusty Oak agg. Acleris ferrugana agg. 49.083 (Br. 1044) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x5
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 (Br. 2259) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x6
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-triangle Slender Caloptilia stigmatella 15.010 (Br. 0288) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
March Tubic Diurnea fagella 29.001 (Br. 0663) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x3
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x5
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x2
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x2
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia 70.271 (Br. 1947) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 (Br. 2259) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x4
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

10/11 March 2017: total 21 species 10, (Min 7.8C, Max 9.1C, wind 7mph SE, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x3
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
*New Species* Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 73.197 (Br. 2260) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x3
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1


MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x2
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

25/26 February 2017: total 4 species 4, (Min 8.6C, Max 9.4C, wind 29mph WSW, cloud 93%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
Early Moth Theria primaria 70.282 (Br. 1960) x1

24/25 February 2017: total 8 species 6, (Min 7.1C, Max 7.1C, wind 6mph S, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x3
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia 70.271 (Br. 1947) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Early Moth Theria primaria 70.282 (Br. 1960) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

21/22 February 2017: total 5 species 4, (Min 10.0C, Max 10.7C, wind 18mph W, cloud 85%). A storm is about to come our way and the wind has risen quite a bit, so far fewer moths about. In the meantime, our frogs have been very active the past couple of nights, with a considerable amount of spawn in evidence.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Early Moth Theria primaria 70.282 (Br. 1960) x1
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 (Br. 2259) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

20/21 February 2017: total 20 species 4, (Min 9.9C, Max 10.2C, wind 10mph W, cloud 75%). Despite another mild night, it was much windier, although a very early Engrailed turned up.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x13
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia 70.271 (Br. 1947) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x4
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

19/20 February 2017: total 33 species 10, (Min 9.8C, Max 10.0C, wind 6mph W, cloud 75%). After a three week trip to Gujatat in India, where we enjoyed the most incredible sight of tens of thousands of birds, night time temperatures rose at last to an acceptable level and I turned the moth lights back on again.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x6
Dark-triangle Button agg. Acleris laterana agg. 49.066 (Br. 1038) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x2
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x2
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x3
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x10
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
*New Species* Early Moth Theria primaria 70.282 (Br. 1960) x3
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula 73.195 (Br. 2259) x1

16/17 January 2017: total 14 species 5, (Min 6.4C, Max 7.8C, wind 2mph N, cloud 85%). The weather is about to change again, with the return of near zero overnight temperatures.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Variable Smudge Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 (Br. 0461) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 (Br. 1799) x8
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 (Br. 1799) x2

15/16 January 2017: total 14 species 6, (Min 8.6C, Max 8.7C, wind 6mph NW, cloud 85%). Returning home from Dorset about an hour after darkness had fallen, we were amazed at the number of moths thronging in our lane. Another thing struck us - just how mild a start to the year it was last January, our first experience of rural Devon in our new home. It has proved to be much colder this year, as evidenced by the fact that I have so far only run traps for two nights.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Variable Smudge Ypsolopha ustella 17.011 (Br. 0461) x2
Rusty Oak agg. Acleris ferrugana agg. 49.083 (Br. 1044) x1
December Moth Poecilocampa populi 66.001 (Br. 1631) x1
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 (Br. 1799) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Winter Moth Operophtera brumata 70.106 (Br. 1799) x4
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria 70.256 (Br. 1935) x1

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