28/29 June 2017: total 368 species 85, (Min 13.1C, Max 16.4C, wind 6mph WNW, humidity 82%, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Gold-ribbon Argent Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 (Br. 0410)
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970)
Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 (Br. 1002)
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994)
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998)
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021)
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937)
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376)
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390)
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392)
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405)
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343)
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344)
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293)
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302)
Lackey Malacosoma neustria 66.003 (Br. 1634)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708)
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713)
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758)
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876)
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808)
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858)
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860)
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887)
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906)
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917)
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937)
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958)
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669)
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994)
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061)
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060)
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037)
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050)
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489)
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425)
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381)
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305)
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321)
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337)
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318)
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089)
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098)
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102)
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110)
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126)
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128)
*New Species* Grey Arches Polia nebulosa 73.261 (Br. 2150)

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli 3.005 (Br. 0014)
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524)
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana 49.004 (Br. 1010)
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021)
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048)
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937)
Knapweed Conch Agapeta zoegana 49.110 (Br. 0938)
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063)
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376)
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390)
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405)
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398)
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356)
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334)
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343)
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293)
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302)
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652)
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707)
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702)
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713)
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682)
Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata 70.064 (Br. 1793)
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777)
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758)
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876)
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803)
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862)
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858)
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860)
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887)
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906)
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922)
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937)
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955)
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956)
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958)
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961)
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669)
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477)
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061)
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 (Br. 2044)
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489)
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492)
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473)
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434)
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441)
Plain Golden Y Autographa jota 73.017 (Br. 2443)
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381)
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305)
Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion 73.155 (Br. 2327)
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321)
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343)
Marbled Minor agg. Oigia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337)
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160)
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155)
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194)
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089)
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098)
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128)

27/28 June 2017: (Min 15.0C, Max 16.1C, wind 3mph S, humidity 93%, cloud 75%). Visitors severly limited my time and of the 335 moths counted, the following were the more interesting (at least to me!).

MV light at ST09075 01782

Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia 70.271 (Br. 1947)
White-strap Sober agg. Syncopacma larseniella agg. 35.003 (Br. 0844)
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652)
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653)
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931)
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155)
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura 73.293 (Br. 2198)
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 (Br. 2422)

26/27 June 2017: total 225 species 59, (Min 12.8C, Max 15.2C, wind 5mph S, humidity 87%, cloud 0%). A night off to restore my sanity, then straight back in again. In the meantime Richard Fox has kindly confirmed the identity of the Double Line moth from a few days ago, but I now need to get confirmation of what I believe to be a Buff Cosmet - there is certainly enough giant rosebay willowherb in the garden.

Double Line moth

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Gold-ribbon Argent Argyresthia brockeella 20.011 (Br. 0410) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 (Br. 1002) x2
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x3
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x10
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x2
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x4
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x4
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x7
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x5
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x5
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

*New Species* Buff Cosmet Mompha ochraceella 40.002 (Br. 0886) x1
Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla 45.011 (Br. 1498) x1
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x2
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x2
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x5
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x6
European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis 63.028 (Br. 1375) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x4
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x18
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella 63.102 (Br. 1316) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x2
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x12
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x8
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x7
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x11
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x2
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x2
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x6
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x4
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x5
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x13
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x4
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2

Suspected Buff Cosmet Mompha ochraceella

24/25 June 2017: total 498 species not counted, (Min 15.7C, Max 13.9C, wind 11mph WNW, humidity 62%, cloud 0%). Open Garden Day and so only did a rough total count of moths, although the following made up a display for the visitors, which was greatly admired by a lot of people. Don't be surprised if I now take a day off! The past two days have been absolutely mental - I even think that they have surpassed my Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest experiences of a few years ago and to have shown so many people so many moths was really uplifting. The icing on the cake for all those people interested in moths was the appearance of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth, which nectared off the garden pinks in the front garden for over a quarter of an hour.

Common Slender Gracillaria syringella 15.014 (Br. 0293)
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497)
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513)
Elder Pearl Anania coronata 63.018 (Br. 1378)
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376)
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405)
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981)
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.010 (Br. 1984)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682)
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 70.038 (Br. 1716)
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765)
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754)
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758)
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876)
Grass Rivulet Perizoma albulata 70.137 (Br. 1807)
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887)
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906)
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917)
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922)
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931)
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937)
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941)
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669)
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994)
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477)
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028)
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061)
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037)
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050)
Scarce Footman Eilema complana 72.046 (Br. 2047)
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473)
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450)
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434)
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321)
Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea 73.163 (Br. 2322)
Dingy Shears Apterogenum ypsillon 73.222 (Br. 2314)
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155)
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura 73.293 (Br. 2198)
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)
Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina 73.352 (Br. 2138)

23/24 June 2017: total 784 species 84, (Min 16.1C, Max 17.3C, wind 9mph WSW, humidity 77%, cloud 75%). This was an exceptionally busy night and with only a day to go before the open garden there was no time to count each individual species. On the other hand, there were several exceptional (that word again!) moths, including only my 2nd ever record of a Scallop Shell (what a stunning moth this is), my 2nd Thistle Ermine, my 2nd Tawny-barred Angle and my 6th Clay Treble-lines. If this keeps up I don't know what will happen tonight.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937)
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063)
Elder Pearl Anania coronata 63.018 (Br. 1378)
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376)
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390)
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392)
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405)
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343)
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344)
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293)
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702)
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713)
Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia 70.037 (Br. 1681)
Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata 70.064 (Br. 1793)
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758)
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802)
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803)
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862)
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858)
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860)
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817)
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887)
Tawny-barred Angle Macaria liturata 70.214 (Bradley 1893)
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958)
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669)
Buff Footman Eilema depressa 72.043 (Br. 2049)
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489)
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284)
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389)
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381)
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384)
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321)
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337)
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160)
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173)
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089)
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088)
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)
Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina 73.352 (Br. 2138)
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128)

MV light at ST09075 01782

Pale Red Slender agg. Caloptilia elongella agg. 15.004 (Br. 0282)
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656)
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994)
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998)
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021)
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011)
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175)
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177)
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428)
Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta 62.042 (Br. 1458)
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376)
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390)
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392)
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405)
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343)
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293)
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302)
Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris 65.013 (Br. 1657)
Lackey Malacosoma neustria 66.003 (Br. 1634)
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991)
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707)
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702)
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713)
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682)
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728)
Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata 70.064 (Br. 1793)
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777)
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754)
Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata 70.112 (Br. 1874)
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876)
Scallop Shell Hydria undulata 70.121 (Br. 1789)
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802)
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862)
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860)
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827)
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887)
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890)
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906)
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937)
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941)
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955)
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958)
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961)
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669)
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474)
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474)
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477)
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061)
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060)
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489)
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473)
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434)
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441)
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291)
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381)
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302)
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305)
Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea 73.163 (Br. 2322)
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337)
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160)
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173)
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194)
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089)
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088)
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098)
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102)
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123)
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128)

22/23 June 2017: total 243 species 66, (Min 13.6C, Max 16.6C, wind 8mph WNW, humidity 72%, cloud 75%). A welcome release from the recent searing heat, which brought with it our first record of a male Bullfinch in the garden.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x3
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
The Drinker Euthrix potatoria 66.010 (Br. 1640) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x3
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x14
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x3
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x3
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae 72.031 (Br. 2069) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x12
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x4
Marbled Minor agg Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x11
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x3
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x6
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x2
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x4
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x4
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis 62.076 (Br. 1415) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x4
European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis 63.028 (Br. 1375) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x3
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x2
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x4
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x10
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x6
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x3
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x5
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x2
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x5
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x11
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x12
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

21/22 June 2017: total 332 species 87, (Min 16.4C, Max 18.8C, wind 5mph S, humidity 82%, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x2
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x2
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x2
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x2
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x2
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x8
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x5
Ringed China Mark Parapoynx stratiotata 63.117 (Br. 1348) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x2
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x11
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata 70.086 (Br. 1773) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata 70.112 (Br. 1874) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x2
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802) x1
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria 70.231 (Br. 1910) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x7
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x8
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x7
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x6
Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla 45.011 (Br. 1498) x3
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x3
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 (Br. 1002) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x5
Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana 49.060 (Br. 1032) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x2
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x2
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x4
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x5
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x28
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652) x1
Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris 65.013 (Br. 1657) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x2
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x15
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x2
Cloaked Carpet Euphyia biangulata 70.064 (Br. 1793) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x7
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x2
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x6
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x5
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x2
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x9
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x6
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x7
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x6
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina 73.016 (Br. 2442) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x5
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x8
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x6
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x6
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina 73.352 (Br. 2138) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

20/21 June 2017: total 249 species 68, (Min 15.1C, Max 19.3C, wind 3mph SSW, humidity 77%, cloud 0%). I did not bother to check the moths before going to bed, but a bucket load awaited me this morning, including some very interesting ones and two new for the garden, a prisine Green Arches and a Small Fan-footed Wave f. fimbriolata. I am still trying to make up my mind if I have a rare(ish) Double Line, or merely a giant White-point.

In the meantime, and despite the continuing intense heat, preparations are going ahead at full steam for the open garden on Sunday. Make a note in your diary, as £5 will gain you entry to five gardens in and around Payhembuy, with all the proceeds going to Devon HospiceCare. Tickets, and tea and cakes, are available at the village hall, where there is plenty of parking. I am still hoping to put on a display of moths on the day, so do come along and support a very worthwhile cause.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli 3.005 (Br. 0014) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla 45.011 (Br. 1498) x1
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana 49.004 (Br. 1010) x2
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x2
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x15
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x6
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x3
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x12
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x9
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x8
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x5
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x9
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli 3.005 (Br. 0014) x1
Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 12.016 (Br. 0216) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 (Br. 1002) x2
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x7
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x4
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x3
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x2
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x4
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x8
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x6
Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata 70.222 (Br. 1902) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x4
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x2
Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula 71.005 (Br. 1997) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x4
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae 72.031 (Br. 2069) x1
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x9
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x5
Large Yellow Underwng Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Green Arches Anaplectoides prasina 73.352 (Br. 2138) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

19/20 June 2017: total 283 species 74, (Min 15.4C, Max 18.4C, wind 2mph N, humidity 82%, cloud 0%). It is lucky that there are not too many nights as warm as this, as I do not think I could last the pace of counting all those moths!

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla 45.011 (Br. 1498) x1
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x2
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x3
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x6
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis 72.061 (Br. 2484) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x5
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x12
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 73.300 (Br. 2202) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x5
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x4
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x3

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x9
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x4
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana 49.004 (Br. 1010) x2
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x5
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x9
Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana 49.060 (Br. 1032) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x4
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x2
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x10
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x5
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652) x1
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653) x1
Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris 65.013 (Br. 1657) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x4
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x8
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x10
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x7
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x6
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x5
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x7
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x2
Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina 73.016 (Br. 2442) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x9
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

18/19 June 2017: total 203 species 66, (Min 12.7C, Max 17.9C, wind 5mph S, humidity 60%, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x4
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x2
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x1
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x2
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x3
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x4
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x2
Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria 70.288 (Br. 1945) x1
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis 72.061 (Br. 2484) x1
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula 72.069 (Br. 2473) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x6
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x3
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x5
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x2
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x12
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis 62.048 (Br. 1470) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x6
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x6
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x2
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x5
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x6
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x7
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x6
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x7
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x8
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

17/18 June 2017: total 211 species 61, (Min 11.6C, Max 16.0C, wind 5mph NW, humidity 63%, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x4
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x2
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Large Ivy Twist Lozotaenia forsterana 49.029 (Br. 1002) x1
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana 49.128 (Br. 0946) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x6
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x6
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria 70.114 (Br. 1876) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x6
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x5
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ghost Moth Hepialus humuli 3.005 (Br. 0014) x1
Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x7
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x2
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x17
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x3
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x3
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x10
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x14
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652) x1
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x3
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x4
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x5
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x3
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x3
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x5
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x3
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x6
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Pinion-streaked Snout Schrankia costaestrigalis 72.061 (Br. 2484) x2
Plain Golden Y Autographa jota 73.017 (Br. 2443) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x3
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x9
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

16/17 June 2017: total 170 species 60, (Min 11.1C, Max 14.8C, wind 9mph WNW, humidity 67%, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x2
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x5
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x3
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x2
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x6
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Plain Golden Y Autographa jota 73.017 (Br. 2443) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x3
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 (Br. 2422) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
Dark Groundling agg. Bryotropha affinis agg. 35.047 (Br. 0779) x1
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana 49.051 (Br. 1021) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x5
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x2
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x2
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x4
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x3
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x4
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x2
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x6
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x10
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Plain Golden Y Autographa jota 73.017 (Br. 2443) x1
Gold Spot Plusia festucae 73.022 (Br. 2439) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x5
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 (Br. 2422) x1

15/16 June 2017: total 91 species 38, (Min 10.9C, Max 13.5C, wind 10mph W, humidity 67%, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 12.016 (Br. 0216) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x4
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x3
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x4
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria 70.231 (Br. 1910) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x3
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x5
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x6
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x6
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x3
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

13/14 June 2017: total 58 species 34, (Min 8.4C, Max 13.1C, wind 1mph N, humidity 76%, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Hoary Bell Eucosma cana 49.265 (Br. 1201) x1
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x4
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x6
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

12/13 June 2017: total 61 species 31, (Min 8.6C, Max 13.0C, wind 8mph NW, humidity 76%, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x3
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x6
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x3
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 74.008 (Br. 2422) x1

11/12 June 2017: total 99 species 35, (Min 11.6C, Max 13.0C, wind 9mph WSW, humidity 76%, cloud 35%). It continues to fascinate me how almost imperceptible changes in weather conditions can make such a huge difference to moth numbers.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x5
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x4
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x5
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x4
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) 2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x3
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x3
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x5
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107)x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

10/11 June 2017: total 190 species 56, (Min 11.2C, Max 15.3C, wind 16mph SSW, humidity 87%, cloud 35%, heavy dew). A change of tactics - instead of potting up everything before I went to bed, I confined myself to a handful of interesting species. Just as well as it turned out, with almost a double century. This speeded up the whole process considerably, and I was done and dusted before 9.00 am.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
Winter Groundling Scrobipulpa costella 35.123 (Br. 0819) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x6
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x9
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x3
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x2
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x3
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x7
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888)x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x2
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x7
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x7
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x3
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata 70.085 (Br. 1765) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x8
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x2
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x2
Iron Prominent Notodonta dromedarius 71.012 (Br. 2000) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x4
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x4
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x6
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x3
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x8
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x3
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x9
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

9/10 June 2017: total 139 species 48, (Min 13.2C, Max 13.9C, wind 7mph SW, humidity 82%, cloud 35%, rain). The rain eased by the time I went to bed, but I was far too tired to stay up any later - there were moths in abundance waiting for me in the morning. Today, the chainsaw was fired up and inroads are now being made into the numerous log stacks around the garden, all part of the tidying up process.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x8
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x1
Peach Blossom Thyatira batis 65.008 (Br. 1652) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x4
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
Brindled Plume Amblyptilia punctidactyla 45.011 (Br. 1498) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x5
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x10
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x4
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x6
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x7
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

8/9 June 2017: total 141 species 49, (Min 10.5C, Max 12.1C, wind 9mph SW, humidity 87%, cloud 35%). We did not get home until late, as we had been done the local playing crib and drinking beer and cider.The night felt very calm, as the died had temporarily died down and there were moths a plenty! Today, garden prep for the impending open garden continues apace, this time stream clearance, felling more old timber and, hopefully, the final plantings (can I really believe that last statement!), while weeding is now in full progress. Debris continues to come down out of our trees although hopefully there will still be a few blooms on our giant tulip tree.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x4
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x8
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x5
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x3
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella 20.021 (Br. 0420) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x2
Common Yellow Conch Agapeta hamana 49.109 (Br. 0937) x2
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x4
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x6
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x6
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x2
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x4
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x4
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x2
Burnished Brass Diachrysia chrysitis 73.012 (Br. 2434) x2
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

7/8 June 2017: total 153 species 45, (Min 12.7C, Max 13.4C, wind 16mph SW, humidity 87%, cloud 75%). Two days of gales, which caused havoc in the garden, smashing down the taller plants and scattering branches and debris all over the lawns - all needing to be cleared up pdq, as open garden day looms ever closer. On the other hand, the southerly gales brought in a Small Grass Emerald, presumably from the nearby heathlands. The poor thing was very worn and quite weak, but recovered later in the day when released.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x4
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x2
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x1
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria 70.160 (Br. 1835) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x5
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x2
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x10
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x3

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x7
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x5
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x3
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x3
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x3
*New Species* Small Grass Emerald Chlorissa viridata 70.306 (Br. 1670) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x5
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x2
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x6
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x3
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x8
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x5
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

4/5 June 2017: total 68 species 32, (Min 9.3C, Max 13.4C, wind 6mph SW, humidity 76%, cloud 35%). After a couple of very cold nights, it is back to normal again, albeit with much reduced moth numbers.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x7
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata 70.093 (Br. 1758) x2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x3
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

1/2 June 2017: total 138 species 55, (Min 9.9C, Max 14.2C, wind 5mph SSW, humidity 82%, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
White-shouldered Marble Apotomis turbidana 49.149 (Br. 1092) x1
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana 49.254 (Br. 1133) x1
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Elder Pearl Anania coronata 63.018 (Br. 1378) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis 65.010 (Br. 1654) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x3
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802) x1
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x3
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x2
Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x4
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x11
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x4
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x2
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x4
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x7
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x5
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x3
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

31 May/1 June 2017: total 141 species 55, (Min 9.9C, Max 13.2C, wind 7mph SSE, humidity 93%, cloud 35%). Today we were thrilled to see swallows swooping over the house gathering insects for their newly hatched young, juvenile swifts screaming over the top of them and our first recorded dragonfly in the garden, a female Azure Damselfly ovi-positing in the smaller of our two ponds by the house. Then a dragonfly proper, an Emperor, as we returned from shopping, patrolling our lane.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Fulvous Clothes Moth Tinea semifulvella 12.032 (Br. 0246) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana 49.254 (Br. 1133) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x2
Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata 69.002 (Br. 1980) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x4
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x4
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 72.049 (Br. 2043) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Fulvous Clothes Moth Tinea semifulvella 12.032 (Br. 0246) x1
Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x5
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x3
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x11
Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata 70.086 (Br. 1773) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x6
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x2
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x3
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x3
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3

30/31 May 2017: total 168 species 66, (Min 13.3C, Max 15.8C, wind 7mph WNW, humidity 82%, cloud 10%). Another very mild night and more rock and roll! Then today, with skylarks singing in the field opposite, four hares feeding in the maize - never before have I seen them other than as a doubleton or singly.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Winter Groundling Scrobipulpa costella 35.123 (Br. 0819) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
European Corn-borer Ostrinia nubilalis 63.028 (Br. 1375) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x3
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x2
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x4
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 72.049 (Br. 2043) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Alder Moth Acronicta alni 73.036 (Br. 2281) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
Bird's Nest Moth Tinea trinotella 12.033 (Br. 0247) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x4
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x12
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria 65.005 (Br. 1648) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Blood-vein Timandra comae 70.029 (Br. 1682) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata 70.132 (Br. 1802) x1
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x2
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x3
Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria 70.224 (Br. 1904) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x5
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x2
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x2
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x4
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x3
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

29/30 May 2017: total 126 species 49, (Min 10.8C, Max 14.4C, wind 3mph N, humidity 87%, cloud 35%). Not quite as mental as the other night, but excellent numbers of Pale Tussocks, many more than I have ever seen in one night before.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella 7.014 (Br. 0143) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x4
Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana 49.254 (Br. 1133) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria 70.224 (Br. 1904) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x3
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x2
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x3
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x5
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x3
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x3
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x2
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x10
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x9
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x5
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 72.049 (Br. 2043) x1
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis 72.055 (Br. 2492) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x12
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

26/27 May 2017: total 240 species 72, (Min 16.4C, Max 18.1C, wind 9mph ESE, humidity 71%). It was still over 18C at 22:00 - rock and roll time! To cap all that was our first, albeit fleeting, sighting for ages of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth. I was really under the cosh, as we had to be off to the Midlands for two days of parties and I somehow managed to get this lot id before we left at noon.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

New Oak Slender Caloptilia robustella 15.009 (Br. 0287) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x7
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x7
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Mompha bradleyi 40.007 (Br. 0889a) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x6
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x8
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x2
Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum 69.010 (Br. 1984) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x3
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x7
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x4
Broken-barred Carpet Electrophaes corylata 70.086 (Br. 1773) x1
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 (Br. 1760) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x4
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x7
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x2
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria 70.160 (Br. 1835) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x14
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x2
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x5
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x2
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 12.016 (Br. 0216) x2
Bird's Nest Moth Tinea trinotella 12.033 (Br. 0247) x1
Oak bent-wing Bucculatrix ulmella 14.010 (Br. 0274) x1
New Oak Slender Caloptilia robustella 15.009 (Br. 0287) x4
Common Slender Gracillaria syringella 15.014 (Br. 0293) x1
Hawthorn Slender Parornix anglicella 15.028 (Br. 0303) x2
White Oak Midget Phyllonorycter harrisella 15.034 (Br. 0315) x2
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x3
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Winter Groundling Scrobipulpa costella 35.123 (Br. 0819) x1
White-barred Twist Olindia schumacherana 49.001 (Br. 1013) x1
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x5
Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana 49.157 (Br. 1082) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x5
Cherry-bark Moth Enarmonia formosana 49.200 (Br. 1216) x1
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x2
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x3
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x2
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria 65.005 (Br. 1648) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x6
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x4
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x9
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria 70.160 (Br. 1835) x2
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x9
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Lunar Thorn Selenia lunularia 70.238 (Br. 1918) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x3
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x4
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula 72.049 (Br. 2043) x2
Gold Spot Plusia festucae 73.022 (Br. 2439) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

25/26 May 2017: total 90 species 37, (Min 14.6C, Max 16.9C, wind 9mph ESE rising to 20mph SE by morning, cloud 0%, dew). A day off gardening and mothing to look after the grandchildren, then Pimms in our lovely new garden in the evening, enjoying the warmest evening of the year, with an abundance of butterflies on the wing all around us. Later, after dark, I underwent a massive buffetting from the dozens of May Bugs present!

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Carrion Moth Monopis weaverella 12.037 (Br. 0228) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x3
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Olive Pearl Udea olivalis 63.037 (Br. 1392) x2
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x5
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x4
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x7
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Brown Rustic Rusina ferruginea 73.102 (Br. 2302) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula 73.176 (Br. 2340) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) X1
Bird's Nest Moth Tinea trinotella 12.033 (Br. 0247) x1
Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x4
Brassy Twist Eulia ministrana 49.090 (Br. 1015) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x5
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x4
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126 x1

23/24 May 2017: total 74 species 35, (Min 13.4C, Max 15.8C, wind 4mph N, cloud 0%). Having played around with the electrics, I did not turn on the MV light until very late, although good numbers still put in an appearance. Today, the garden has been alive with the sounds of birds and bees, large swarms of honey bees on the Cotoneasters and a very large flowering shrub next door.

It is with massive regret that we learned earlier today of the death last night of our very good friend and butterfly mentor David Pyle. It was he who introduced us to the real joys of butterfly transects and who taught us how to id the many species we encountered in Sussex. It is difficult to imagine what life would be like without butterflies, and these have played an enormous part in our lives over the past 10-15 years or so. David was one of the nicest people we have ever met and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his widow Cathy.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Swift Korscheltellus lupulina 3.002 (Br. 0017) x1
Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 12.016 (Br. 0216) x2
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x2
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x4
Brassy Twist Eulia ministrana 49.090 (Br. 1015) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata 69.002 (Br. 1980) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
White-spotted Pug Eupithecia tripunctaria 70.160 (Br. 1835) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x4
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x3
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x2
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula 71.017 (Br. 2007) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6

22/23 May 2017: total 72 species 33, (Min 10.8C, Max 12.7C, wind 4mph W, cloud intermittent). Playing catch up with my moth records, this caused by the relentless preparations for the forthcoming open garden spectacular! Up to my knees today clearing out the larger of our two ponds, much to the disgust of the numerous froglets, newts and dragonfly larvae. Then more planting, watering and slug baiting against that ever present menace, which is already having a go at my newly emerged beans.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x4
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x2
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina 71.021 (Br. 2008) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x2
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 (Br. 0140) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x2
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Red Cosmet Mompha locupletella 40.013 (Br. 0882) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Common Lutestring Ochropacha duplaris 65.013 (Br. 1657) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x3
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x3
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x4
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 73.101 (Br. 2380) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4

21/22 May 2017: total 72 species 33, (Min 11.3C, Max 11.8C, wind 7mph SSE, cloud intermittent). A late male Orange-tip butterfly heralds what is promised to be a more settled and warm outlook for the immediate future.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x3
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x4
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x4
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x5
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x2
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Brindled Flat-body Agonopterix arenella 32.017 (Br. 0697) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x2
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x10
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

20/21 May 2017: total 13 species 11, (Min 7.9C, Max 8.4C, wind 9mph S, cloud intermittent). There has been so much rain over recent days it is a wonder that there are any moths left in the area.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 (Br. 0140) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

18/19 May 2017: total 27 species 17, (Min 4.0C, Max 9.7C, wind 4mph WNW, cloud intermittent). Overnight temperatures, wind strengths and directions are all over the place making a very large difference to total moth counts and the number of different species.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella 12.016 (Br. 0216) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x4
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

16/17 May 2017: total 109 species 45, (Min 12.7C, Max 13.6C, wind 6mph ESE, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x1
Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x3
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x10
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x2
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x4
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x6
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x10
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x2
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x3
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6

15/16 May 2017: total 90 species 34, (Min 13.3C, Max 13.5C, wind 10mph SSW, cloud 85%). Almost an ideal night, bar that wind, but still good numbers of migrants, including my first ever Ni moth.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ribwort Slender Aspilapteryx tringipennella 15.015 (Br. 0294) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x2
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x2
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x3
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x3
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x5
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Foxglove Pug Eupithecia pulchellata 70.151 (Br. 1817) x1
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 (Br. 0140) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata 70.075 (Br. 1778) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x9
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x3
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x5
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 70.252 (Br. 1931) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
*New Species* Ni moth Trichoplusia ni 73.003 (Br. 2432) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Clouded Brindle Apamea epomidion 73.155 (Br. 2327) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x8
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

14/15 May 2017: total 73 species 30, (Min 10.1C, Max 10.4C, wind 7mph SSW, cloud 0%). The clock really is now in count-down mode, with just over a month to go before the garden is opened to the public in aid of Devon Hospice Care. There still remains a massive amount of planting (if I can ever find enough room for all the plants), wood piles need some attention, as do the hundreds of yards of edging and, of course, the ever present weeding chores. All this combined with grandchild duties and daily moth recording - no pressure then! Some of my moth photography is having to take a back seat for the time being, as are many of the micro moths, images of which are piling up in a "to be id" file, which may never see the light of day. I simply just do not have the time to spend on endless identification processes. In the meantime, one of my ideasfor the open garden is to put on a display of moths in the hope that this may conjure up some interest, especially amongst the neighbours, many of whom are still speculating about the weird lights they see after dark in the garden.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Yellow-triangle Slender agg. Caloptilia alchimiella agg. 15.008 (Br. 0286) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea 63.069 (Br. 1342) x2
Cream Wave Scopula floslactata 70.027 (Br. 1693) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x3
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x4
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x2
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria 72.030 (Br. 2067) caterpillar x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
Cream Wave Scopula floslactata 70.027 (Br. 1693) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda 72.020 (Br. 2060) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

13/14 May 2017: total 55 species 27, (Min 7.2C, Max 12.4C, wind 17mph S, cloud 40%). Devon continues to amaze and delight - so many great moths!

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Eyed Hawk-moth Smerinthus ocellata 69.002 (Br. 1980) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x3
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x1
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x3
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x1
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Pale-shouldered Brocade Lacanobia thalassina 73.264 (Br. 2158) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4

12/13 May 2017: total 77 species 30, (Min 10.3C, Max 11.8C, wind 7mph SSW, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x3
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Coxcomb Prominent Ptilodon capucina 71.021 (Br. 2008) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x3
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x12
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x4
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x2
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fulginosa 72.024 (Br. 2064) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x6
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

11/12 May 2017: total 95 species 28, (Min 11.2C, Max 12.8C, wind 8mph ESE, cloud 40%). A great deal of excitement as an Elephant hawk-moth hatches out. Reared from an egg collected last year from a pot, it successfully spent the winter in my study.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x2
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x4
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x3
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x5
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x20
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x3
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x6
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Sharp-angled Peacock Macaria alternata 70.212 (Br. 1890) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x4
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x5

9/10 May 2017: total 15 species 9, (Min 4.6C, Max 8.8C, wind 7mph SE, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 (Br. 0140) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2

8/9 May 2017: total 10 species 9, (Min 5.4C, Max 7.8C, wind 6mph S, cloud 35%). There is a huge variation in moth numbers as we continue to suffer unsettled weather conditions. On the other hand, there were twice as many Maybugs last night, although Mayflies are still far and few between.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

6/7 May 2017: total 69 species 34, (Min 8.9C, Max 11.6C, wind 6mph N, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x4
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x5
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x2
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma 71.018 (Br. 2006) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Copper-tipped Ermel Pseudoswammerdamia combinella 16.014 (Br. 0436) x2
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x4
Dark-barred Twist Syndemis musculana 49.028 (Br. 0986) x1
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata 70.054 (Br. 1727) x1
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x2
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x2
Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis 73.247 (Br. 2186) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

5/6 May 2017: total 20 species 14, (Min 7.9C, Max 10.3C, wind 5mph ENE, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella 7.015 (Br. 0140) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis 73.247 (Br. 2186) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

4/5 May 2017: total 23 species 12, (Min 7.6C, Max 10.5C, wind 12mph NE, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Dawn Flat-body Semioscopis steinkellneriana 32.002 (Br. 0667) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x2
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 70.095 (Br. 1760) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula 71.027 (Br. 2019) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

3/4 May 2017: total 39 species 17, (Min 7.9C, Max 10.8C, wind 8mph NE, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Dingy Flat-body Depressaria daucella 32.039 (Br. 0670) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x6
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Dawn Flat-body Semioscopis steinkellneriana 32.002 (Br. 0667) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Pale Tussock Calliteara pudibunda 72.015 (Br. 2028) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2

2/3 May 2017: total 105 species 25, (Min 6.8C, Max 11.6C, wind 2mph N, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x5
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x3
*New Species* The Tissue Triphosa dubitata 70.123 (Br. 1790) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x13
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1


MV light at ST09075 01782

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x5
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x4
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x2
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x11
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x7
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x15
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata 70.240 (Br. 1920) x1
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x3
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4

1/2 May 2017: total 8 species 7, (Min 5.4C, Max 7.9C, wind 5mph NW, cloud 35%). Very few moths - perhaps they were washed away the day before in that torrential rain. On the other hand, today in lovely warm sunshine 4 Red Admirals were mating, likewise a pair of Speckled Woods and a Holly Blue, a White, and a Brimstone all put in an appearance, all a most welcome sight.

In the meantime, we feasted off our earliest ever crop of potatoes - Arran Pilot. Devon really is the most incredible growing area! The earlies we ever had them when living in Sussex was early June.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

30 April/1 May 2017: total 12 species 5, (Min 8.0C, Max 9.8C, wind 5mph WNW, cloud 75%, the rain continued all day and then we suffered exceptionally overnight rain when more than 2 inches fell.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2

MV light at ST09075 017821

Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

29/30 April 2017: total 23 species 11, (Min 10.1C, Max 10.6C, wind 21mph ESE, cloud 35%, rain by morning). Despite the mild night a strong wind meant there were not many moths around and now we are promised rain, sometimes heavy. On the other hand, it is much needed for the garden.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x3
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

28/29 April 2017: total 36 species 10, (Min 7.6C, Max 9.1C, wind 1mph N, cloud 100%). Unfortunately, the forecast was absolutely right and we suffered three consecutive nights of sub-zero temperatures, which completely hammered our beautiful magnolia tree, plus several acers and some early potatoes were caught as well. I am fearful that our fruit trees may not produce as well as previously. As the open garden afternoon looms ever closer we are both hard at it trying to restore some semblance of order to the garden. As the wind was from the SW today I lit a bonfire and got rid of a massive puile of dead wood and prunings - we do not want the smoke blowing over the entire village, so all that suffered was open farmland to the NE of us. Oh, and I also managed to sow some peas.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x5
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x2
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria 70.100 (Br. 1776) x1
Common Pug Eupithecia vulgata 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x13
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

23/24 April 2017: total 25 species 9, (Min 2.7C, Max 8.1C, wind 5mph WNW, cloud 0%). With night time temperatures forecast to fall to or below freezing for the next three nights I will not be turning on my lights. Indeed on the night of the 24/25th my toad lillies in a tub were severly frosted, as was a dahlia in a pot I had left out to harden off (and forgotten). To cap it all, there was a severe hailstorm in the afternoon of the 25th, guaranteed to do even more damage to the fruit blossoms, so a good harvest is now increasingly unlikely. What a difference from the night of the 21/22nd, when two new species for the garden were recorded (but not yet determined by an independent determiner).

Apologies for the late posting of the past several night-time catches, but family birthday celebrations got in the way over a long weekend and then we had the great pleasure of visitors from Sussex, our old friend John Luck and his wife. John is, amongst many other interests, one of the top dragonfly recorders in Sussex, indeed for many years he was the County Recorder, and he was my mentor when I first took an interest. We spent many really pleasant times exploring the rivers and ponds all over the county.

Oh yes, I had almost forgotten being buzzed at low level by a very early Poplar Hawk-moth several nights ago. This family is always guaranteed to get the blood racing!

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x3
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x9

MV light at ST09075 01782

Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x2
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2

22/23 April 2017: total 22 species 11, (Min 3.9C, Max 8.4C, wind 6mph NW, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x4
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x3
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

21/22 April 2017: total 72 species 25, (Min 9.1C, Max 11.1C, wind 7mph NNW, cloud 75%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

*New Species* Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 (Br. 0326) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x3
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x7
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x4
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x6

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x3
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
*New Species* Marsh Dowd Pachyrhabda steropodes 42.001 (Br. 0876a) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x4
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) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x14
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria 70.239 (Br. 1919) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x2
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x3
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2

20/21 April 2017: total 51 species 21, (Min 8.7C, Max 10.3C, wind 7mph WNW, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Waved Umber Menophra abruptaria 70.257 (Br. 1936) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x2
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x6
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x7
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata 70.138 (Br. 1808) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x4
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3

18/19 April 2017: total 20 species 10, (Min 4.9C, Max 7.1C, wind 7mph N, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula 71.017 (Br. 2007) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3

17/18 April 2017: total 36 species 18, (Min 3.3C, Max 10.1C, wind 7mph WNW, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Brindled Flat-body Agonopterix arenella 32.017 (Br. 0697) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x2
Brown-spot Flat-body Agonopterix alstromeriana 32.031 (Br. 0695) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x3
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x2
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x2
Muslin Diaphora mendica 72.022 (Br. 2063) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Least Black Arches Nola confusalis 74.004 (Br. 2078) x1

16/17 April 2017: total 36 species 19, (Min 8.7C, Max 10.8C, wind 8mph W, cloud 35%). A welcome respite amd some good moths (and so many singletons), but the cold nights are forecast to return.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Oak Purple Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 (Br. 0006) x2
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) X1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x2
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Oak Purple Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 (Br. 0006) x2
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Dawn Flat-body Semioscopis steinkellneriana 32.002 (Br. 0667) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Puss Moth Cerura vinula 71.003 (Br. 1995) x1
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula 71.027 (Br. 2019) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) 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

15/16 April 2017: total 7 species 7, (Min 3.3C, Max 5.2C, wind 5mph W, cloud 35%). Yet another nasty cold night with a wind chill factor, so the lights were turned off as I went to bed.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria 70.239 (Br. 1919) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

14/15 April 2017: total 23 species 13, (Min 8.6C, Max 10.9C, wind 8mph W, cloud 35%, light rain).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Streamer Anticlea derivata 70.067 (Br. 1747) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) 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) x2

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Oak Purple Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 2.001 (Br. 0006) x1
White-triangle Slender Caloptilia stigmatella 15.010 (Br. 0288) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 73.250 (Br. 2189) x1

13 April 2017: total 1 species 1). Last year I purchased an Emperor Moth pheromone lure from Jon Clifton at ALS in Norfolk. Unfortunately, it proved unsuccessful here at home, but I followed instructions and stuck it in the freezer over winter. Last year, when out with Kim Leaver snake hunting, he mentioned that Woodbury Common was just the place for these really spectacular moths, and so it turned out to be. Despite unfavourable weather conditions, I parked up in the main car park at Woodbury Castle, climbed the steep bank, turned right and followed the path to the far side of the wood. Emerging at the far end, I turned right and placed the lure chest high on gorse at the next intersection in the track. Ten minutes later a male Emperor bombed right past me and settled about 20 yards away. On returning to the lure, there was a second male within inches of the lure and acting very excited indeed. Unfortunately, this one had been pecked by a bird, but better to miss part of a wing than have a bird stab your abdomen!

Close-up of wing section.

11/12 April 2017: total 10 species 4, (Min 3.9C, Max 7.0C, wind 1mph S, cloud 0%). Today, three Swallows on the wires! Can summer really be just around the corner?

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x6

MV light at ST09075 01782

Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

10/11 April 2017: total 7 species 6, (Min 3.4C, Max 6.8C, wind 3mph W, cloud 0%). A thoroughly unpleasant night with a nasty wind chill factor. On the other hand, today saw our first Swallow of the year, circling low over the house and garden scoping out a possible nesting site.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x2
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1

9/10 April 2017: total 30 species 14, (Min 5.6C, Max 9.5C, wind 6mph WNW, cloud 35%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Spindle Smudge Ypsolopha mucronella 17.001 (Br. 0451) x1
Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella 32.036 (Br. 0672) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x3
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 73.194 (Br. 2258) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x7

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Lunar Marbled Brown Drymonia ruficornis 71.011 (Br. 2015) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x5

8/9 April 2017: total 23 species 12, (Min 8.0C, Max 8.2C, wind 3mph SW, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x2
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 73.032 (Br. 2425) x2
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) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

White-triangle Slender Caloptilia stigmatella 15.010 (Br. 0288) x1
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 70.156 (Br. 1852) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 73.245 (Br. 2182) x1

7/8 April 2017: total 15 species 7, (Min 2.2C, Max 7.5C, wind 3mph ESE, cloud 35%). The BBC weather forecast has been way out for the past several nights, with much lower minimum temperatures than expected. On the other hand, a nice warm day with Orange-tip, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Red Admiral (a runt of a specimen!), Speckled Wood and Peacock butterflies all putting in an appearance in the garden.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 72.001 (Br. 2469) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x6
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

6/7 April 2017: total 18 species 9, (Min 2.3C, Max 7.6C, wind 3mph WSW, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria 70.239 (Br. 1919) x1
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 73.197 (Br. 2260) x1
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 73.242 (Br. 2188) x2
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 73.244 (Br. 2187) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

MV light at ST09075 01782

Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata 70.202 (Br. 1881) 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) x3

3/4 April 2017: total 41 species 14, (Min 8.0C, Max 10.6C, wind 10mph S, cloud 35%, showery). The first sighting this year of slow worms in the garden today.

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x4
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) 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) x4
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x2
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria 70.255 (Br. 1934) x1
Early Grey Xylocampa areola 73.069 (Br. 2243) x1
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) x7
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x3

MV light at ST09075 01782

Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x3
Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
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) x2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x2
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 70.248 (Br. 1927) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x1

2/3 April 2017: total 28 species 12, (Min 2.6C, Max 7.8C, wind 3mph N, cloud 0%).

Actinic light at ST09126 01753

Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata 70.066 (Br. 1746) x1
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x2
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x2
March Moth Alsophila aescularia 70.245 (Br. 1663) x1
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) x2
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
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1

MV light at ST09075 01782

Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata 70.103 (Br. 1750) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 70.251 (Br. 1930) x1
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 73.249 (Br. 2190) x4

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