30 September/1 October 2010: total 35, species 8 (Min 11.2C then rising as the night wore on, overcast, calm, with heavy rain by morning).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (23)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

29/30 September 2010: total 33, species 10 (Min 8.3C, Max 14.1C, heavy rain clearing by morning).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (6)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

28/29 September 2010: total 47, species 10 (Min 14.8C then rising as the night wore on, overcast, calm, damp, with later rain). The only moth of note was a pristine female Black Rustic egg laying.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Small Dusty Wave
1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (28)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Black Rustic 2232 Aporophyla nigra (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (9)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

27/28 September 2010: total 60, species 10 (Min 14.1C, Max 14.4C, overcast, calm and quite a warm night). It only takes a few extra degrees of warmth to see a lot more moths on the wing.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Marbled Carpet
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (3)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart
2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (30)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (10)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)

26/27 September 2010: total 26, species 6 (Min 11.2C then rising as the night wore on, total cloud, windy & persistently damp).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (10)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (8)

25/26 September 2010: total 40, species 10 (Min 6.1C, Max 7.2C, patchy cloud, stiff breeze, still feeling b cold!

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Small Dusty Wave
1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (11)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (3)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (19)
Pink-barred Sallow 2273 Xanthia togata (1)

24/25 September 2010: total 32, species 7 (Min 6.4C, Max 10.9C, fleeting thin cloud, very windy and b cold!). A depressingly cold night, only relieved by a late riser in ther Sussex Moth Hotel - a good specimen of a Small Blood-vein. At this rate the Lunar Underwings will soon outnumber the LYUs!

Rhomboid Button 1042 Acleris rhombana (1)
Small Blood-vein
1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Brindled Green 2248 Dryobotodes eremita (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (12)

23/24 September 2010: total 35, species 11 (Min 12.3C, Max 14.1C, clouding over, calm). I had three new moth books for my birthday and the one on UK Pugs came into use for the first time today. There was also an unusual looking Garden Carpet.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Wormwood Pug
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (15)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (6)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)

22/23 September 2010: total 45, species 7 (Min 13.7C, Max 15.1C, cloudy & calm). The only good thing to say about last night was that the temperature rose instead of dropping, but the downward spiral continues.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (25)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (13)

21/22 September 2010: total 51, species 10 (Min 8.3C, Max 10.9C, clear with scant breeze). There are now clear signs that the time of plenty is fast approaching an end. The LYUs are distinctly lethargic and increasingly falling prey to the much smaller parasitic wasps, which are intent on laying their eggs in them. The nights are now colder, albeit with the occasional, and most welcome, upward swing.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Rhomboid Button
1042 Acleris rhombana (1)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Willow Beauty
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (31)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (11)

20/21 September 2010: total 65, species 10 (Min 11.9C, Max 14.8C, patchy cloud, calm, misty by morning). After spending my birthday with some of the family in London, it proved to be a bit of a disappointing night.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Marbled Carpet
1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (34)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (15)

19/20 September 2010: total 119, species 17 (Min 15.8C, Max 16.2C, overcast & calm). Night temperatures are see-sawing all over the place, but it was a welcome relief last night to return to something a lot warmer than of late.

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Rhomboid Button
1042 Acleris rhombana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (5)
Turnip Moth
2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (75)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (7)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (17)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

18/19 September 2010: total 72, species 16 (Min 9.4C, Max 11.6C, overcast & breezy).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (3)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (31)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (16)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

17/18 September 2010: total 42, species 8 (Min 4.5C, Max 7.9C, clear, calm). A horrid cold night left the LYUs lethargic and almost motionless on the ground, where the odd wasp immediately set upon them.

Rhomboid Button 1042 Acleris rhombana (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
2107 Noctua pronuba (19)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (15)

16/17 September 2010: total 88, species 13 (Min 7.9C, Max 10.1C, clear, slight breeze & feeling very cold indeed). Whilst the number of species declined with the sharp drop in temperature, an amazing number of Lunar Underwings turned uo.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Double-striped Pug
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (46)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (18)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

15/16 September 2010: total 120, species 24 (Min 10.5C, Max 12.3C, clear & windy). The nights are becoming quite mundane, with little to excite the imagination, apart from the odd buffet from a LYU.

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Rhomboid Button
1042 Acleris rhombana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (67)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (6)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (9)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (6)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

14/15 September 2010: total 126, species 20 (Min 9.8C, Max 16.9C, wet & windy). With the main thrust of the mothing season now behind us, I am thinking I may not reach the 500th new garden species this year. As of now, I need just another four species.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Rhomboid Button
1042 Acleris rhombana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (83)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (6)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (4)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

13/14 September 2010: total 137, species 22 (Min 15.8C, Max 16.5C, patchy white cloud, very windy, rain). A welcome number of new species.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer
1309 Agriphila geniculea (5)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (2)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (88)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Brindled Green 2248 Dryobotodes eremita (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (5)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

12/13 September 2010: total 125, species 16 (Min 9.4C, Max 11.9C, clear, breezy, cold). A cold night and the inevitable happened - down went the numbers of moths, and the grass-veneers are now all but over for the year.

Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (91)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Centre-barred Sallow 2269 Atethmia centrago (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (7)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

11/12 September 2010: total 169, species 25 (Min 13.0C, Max 17.2C, overcast, scant breeze, damp after day of rain, then very heavy dew). Another muggy night, but the numbers of LYUs are still holding up well after what has been a late start in the year.

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (6)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (2)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (6)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (2)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (110)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (6)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Centre-barred Sallow 2269 Atethmia centrago (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (5)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (5)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

10/11 September 2010: total 186, species 22 (Min 17.2C, Max 17.9C, mainly white cloud and windy).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (2)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (132)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (5)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

9/10 September 2010: total 150, species 21 (Min 13.3C, Max 14.8C, clearish with light wind, later showers). There is something both exciting and quite boring about mothing at this time of the year. The size, bulk and great number of the LYUs never fail to excite, while the influx of brownish moths can be quite boring most nights.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (6)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (100)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (6)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Centre-barred Sallow 2269 Atethmia centrago (2)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)

8/9 September 2010: total 167, species 23 (Min 13.3C, Max 15.1C, white cloud, slight breeze). Suddenly I am seeing an influx of new micro moths.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
London Dowd
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (9)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (2)
Plain Pug 1842 Eupithecia simpliciata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (115)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

7/8 September 2010: total 183, species 29 (Min 13.3C and then rising, some cloud, calm, muggy, later rain, sometimes heavy). A better mothing night and plenty of LYUs.

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
*New* Small Birch Bell
1134 Epinotia ramella f. costana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Black Arches 2033 Lymantria monacha (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (121)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (5)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (7)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

6/7 September 2010: total 125, species 22 (Min 11.9C, Max 15.7C, intermittent heavy rain). The only surprise last night was that anything flew at all: nothing much to report though.

Yellow-triangle/New Oak Slender 0286/0287 Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (9)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (84)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

5/6 September 2010: total 151, species 27 (Min 11.2C, Max 13.7C, partial cloud, calm). A warmer night and back come the LYUs!

Yellow-triangle/New Oak Slender 0286/0287 Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button,
1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (2)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (92)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

4/5 September 2010: total 106, species 23 (Min 11.9C, Max 13.3C, thin cloud cover, calm).

Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button,
1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (8)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (66)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Rosy Rustic 2361 Hydraecia micacea (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

3/4 September 2010: total 35, species 7 (Min 9.4C, Max 10.9C, clear, no wind). The reason for the very low number of species is because we ran a moth survey on a farm near Horseted Keynes, where the stars of the evening were a Black Arches, two Feathered Gothics and a Brindled Green. Just click on those names to see what they look like. It was very interesting to note just how many moths fly early in the evening, as the trap was not set up at home until nearly midnight.

Grey Ermine 0431 Yponomeuta sedella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (26)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)

2/3 September 2010: total 110, species 18 (Min 9.4C, Max 11.2C, clear, slight breeze). Yet another slow night...

Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (67)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (6)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Rosy Rustic 2361 Hydraecia micacea (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

1/2 September 2010: total 98, species 18 (Min 8.3C, Max 10.9C, thin cloud. slight breeze).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (10)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (13)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (51)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (7)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

31 August/1 September 2010: total 85, species 15 (Min 6.4C, Max 9.8C, clear & calm). The downward spiral continues, with the temperature reaching a new low for the summer.

Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (8)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (10)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (38)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Rosy Rustic 2361 Hydraecia micacea (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (7)

30/31 August 2010: total 107, species 25 (Min 7.3C, Max 11.6C, clear & calm).

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Meadow Neb
0726 Metzneria metzneriella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (14)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (19)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Plain Pug 1842 Eupithecia simpliciata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (30)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

29/30 August 2010: total 110, species 19 (Min 8.3C, Max 11.2C, very clear, windy & b chilly!). A truly horrid night temperature wise.

Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (20)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (21)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (33)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (7)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

28/29 August 2010: total 131, species 27 (Min 11.2C, Max 13.0C, some cloud cover, calm). After an evening spent eating and drinking with the family my heart was not really in the moths and perhaps the numbers reflect this.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Notch-wing Button
1062 Acleris emargana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (16)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (20)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Hoary Footman 2045 Eilema caniola (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (58)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Rosy Rustic 2361 Hydraecia micacea (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

27/28 August 2010: total 167, species 26 (Min 10.9C, Max 12.6C, clear, slight breeze, moonlight). With the noticeable drop in temperature came a proportionate drop in moth numbers, quite welcome in a way, since I was entertaining the family.

Apple Groundling 0800 Gelechia rhombella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
*New* Notch-wing Button
1062 Acleris emargana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (26)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (24)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
Plain Pug 1842 Eupithecia simpliciata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (81)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

26/27 August 2010: total 218, species 39 (Min 15.1C, Max 17.6C, rain, sometimes heavy). Despite heavy rain, this was a good mothing night and at last the LYUs have congretaed in good numbers, albeit much later than is usual.

Apple Groundling 0800 Gelechia rhombella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Straw Grass-veneer
1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (27)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (32)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Plain Pug 1842 Eupithecia simpliciata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (8)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Hoary Footman 2045 Eilema caniola (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (92)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Pinion-streaked Snout 2484 Schrankia costaesstrigalis (2)

25/26 August 2010: total 112, species 24 (Min 16.5C then rising as the night wore on, after a very wet and windy afternoon, these conditions lasted throughout the night). It is in such awful conditions that the Moth Hotel really comes into its own, as there would have been no way I would have turned on the trap had it not been under cover, but it still came as a huge surprise when so many moths turned up. I guess they were making their way to get under cover and out of the dreadful conditions. The icing on the cake was a new garden species, a Pinion-streaked Snout 2484 Schrankia costaesstrigalis. I also have an admission to make. It has been pointed out to me that what I had reported as a Triple-spotted Pug was in actuality a Wormwood Pug, so the records have been changed and you can now view the Wormwood Pug here. The final surprise, and a long awaited one at that, was the build-up in the numbers of Large Yellow Underwings. Where have they been hiding until now?

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Straw Grass-veneer
1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (9)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (18)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (43)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (10)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)
*New* Pinion-streaked Snout 2484 Schrankia costaesstrigalis (1)

24/25 August 2010: total 100, species 26 (Min 10.9C, Max 13.3C, slight cloud, slight breeze, bright moonlight). A mildly disappointing night.

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Holly Bell
1159 Rhopobota naevana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (22)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (30)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (11)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)

23/24 August 2010: total 101, species 35 (Min 11.9C, Max 14.8C, clear, windy, full moon). It is starting to feel more and more like autumn.

Spindle Ermine 0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Suspected Blastobasis spp. (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (2)
Satin Grass-veneer
1302 Crambus perlella (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (22)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (10)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (4)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Great Dart 2094 Agrotis crassa (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (20)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

22/23 August 2010: total 76, species 25 (Min 19.0C then rising, rain, sometimes very heavy). After a week spent in glorious Devon watching otters, cirl buntings, graylings, wall browns, silver-studded blues and much, much more, it is back to the tedium that seems to represent the onslaught of autumn. Still, despite the utterly foul night, the Sussex Moth Hotel came into its own and produced a fairly respectable total count of moths.

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Straw Grass-veneer
1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (12)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (7)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (17)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (8)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)

14/15 August 2010: total 33, species 21 (Min 11.6C then rising for the rest of the night, clear & no wind). By rights there should be a shedload of moths around at this time of the year, but despite average temperatures they are suddenly in sharp decline. This is unlike the butterflies on our Blunts Wood & Paiges Meadows LNR, where the counts have exceeded 1,000 for the eighth consecutive week. This is quite exceptional and unheard of!

Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Straw Grass-veneer
1304 Agriphila straminella (3)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Vapourer 2026 Orgyia antiqua (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (3)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

13/14 August 2010: total 51, species 29 (max 13.7C, Min 13.7C, partial cloud, slight breeze, heavy dew.) Where, oh where are the Large Yellow Underwings? This time last year there were upwards of 5 dozen. Could one reason be that the meadows have shown extremely poor growth this year, or is it that fewer migrants are arriving? Either way, something really drastic seems to have happened to this common, but spectacular, species.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (5)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (4)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

12/13 August 2010: total 56, species 33 (max 13.3C, Min 13.9C, clear, breezy & meteorite showers!) There is a distinct autumnal feel about the evenings - most unwelcome!

Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (5)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Meal Moth 1417 Pyralis farinalis (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Yellow shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Great Oak Beauty 1943 Hypomecis roboraria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dingy Shears 2314 Parastichtis ypsillon (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (5)
Flounced Rustic 2353 Luperina testacea (1)
*New* Webb's Wainscot 2373 Archanara sparganii (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

11/12 August 2010: total 74, species 34 (max 15.5C, Min 13.0C, clear & windless.

Spindle Ermine 0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
Common Flat-body
0688 Agonopterix heracliana (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (4)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (7)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (4)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (2)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Yellow shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Great Oak Beauty 1943 Hypomecis roboraria (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (4)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)

10/11 August 2010: total 74, species 39 (max 19.0C, Min 14.1C, total overcast, moist, damp, windless with occasional showers). New garden species continue to arrive with another two micro moths, a Bordered Carl and two Garden Cosmets.

*New* Bordered Carl 0125 Emmetia marginea (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Diamond-back Moth
0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Leek Moth
0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Common Flat-body
0688 Agonopterix heracliana (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
*New* Garden Cosmet
0892 Mompha subbistrigella (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Brown China-mark 1345 Elophila nymphaeata (1)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (5)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Great Oak Beauty 1943 Hypomecis roboraria (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (3)
Great Dart 2094 Agrotis crassa (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta ssp. caliginosa (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (8)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Rosy Minor 2342 Mesoligia literosa (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic
2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

9/10 August 2010: total 123, species 49 (max 18.6C, Min 17.2C, overcast, breezy with heavy rain by morning). The strange thing about last night was that the temperature actually rose as the night progressed, the first time this has happened in the past two years. A second brood Burnet Companioon was recorded yesterday during the weekly butterfly transect - another first for me. Also a big thank you to Tony Davis for his id of the Variable Bells 1156 Epinotia solandriana a few days ago.

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (2)
Bird-cherry Ermine
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Brown Ash Ermel
0435 Zelleria hepariella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (9)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (15)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Brown Knot-horn 1451 Pyla fusca (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (2)
Yellow shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Small Rivulet 1803 Perizoma alchemillata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (7)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (8)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (4)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (6)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic
2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Burnet Companion 2463 Euclidia glyphica (1)

8/9 August 2010: total 102, species 50 (max 15.8C, Min 12.8C, clear & total calm). Where on earth have all the Large Yellow Underwings gone? They really are late on parade, as they should by now be massing in large numbers.

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Spindle Ermine
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
Brown Ash Ermel
0435 Zelleria hepariella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (3)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Common Yellow Conch
0937 Agapeta hamana (1)
*New* Ox-tongue Conch
0964a Cochylis molliculana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (13)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (2)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (2)
Hoary Footman 2045 Eilema caniola (1)
Ruby Tiger 2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic
2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (10)

7/8 August 2010: total 80, species 41 (max 16.5C, Min 14.8C, clear, windless after showers). Yet another glut of micros to id! As usual, there were a few late risers in the Moth Hotel, among them a pristine first of a second generation Yellow-barred Brindle.

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Apple Groundling
0800 Gelechia rhombella (2)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
*New* Variable Bell
1156 Epinotia solandriana (2)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer
1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (8)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (2)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
*New* Brown Knot-horn 1451 Pyla fusca (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (3)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic
2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (7)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)

6/7 August 2010: total 80, species 35 (max 17.2C, Min 17.0C, wet & windy). A return to welcome wet weather (garden wise) and another two new garden species.

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Common Grass-veneer
1305 Agriphila tristella (9)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (3)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
*New* Buff Footman 2049 Eilema depressa (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puts (6)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
*New* Rosy Minor 2342 Mesoligia literosa (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (5)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (6)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

5/6 August 2010: total 120, species 47 (max 16.5C, Min 10.1C, clear & windless). After the storm, but most welcome rain, things are beginning to return to normal. The garden species tally increases apace with two new micros to add to my list.

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
*New* Wainscot Smudge
0455 Ypsolopha scabrella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (7)
Straw Conch
0936 Cochylimorpha straminea (1)
*New* Yarrow Conch
0947 Aethes smeathmanniana (1)
Marbled Conch
0954 Eupoecilia angustana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Common Roller
1126 Ancylis badiana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Meal Moth 1417 Pyralis farinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (5)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Wood Carpet 1739 Epirrhoe rivata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puts (6)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (5)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (3)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (6)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (13)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

4/5 August 2010: total 58, species 26 (max 13.2C, Min 10.9C, after severe storms in the afternoon, clear & calm). Haywards Heath feautured in the national news after nearly two inches of rain fell in under an hour. The only surprise was that there were any moths left around at all! A cold night making it feel that autumn is on the way.

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Common Roller
1126 Ancylis badiana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Barred Rivulet 1804 Perizoma bifaciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Lesser Common Rustic 2343a Mesapamea didyma (2)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

3/4 August 2010: total 147, species 52 (max 18.2C, Min 14.3C, overcast & windy). A warmer night brought a corresponding increase in small moths.

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (3)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Yellow-faced Bell
1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Bud Moth
1205 Spilonata ocellana (1)
Acorn Piercer
1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (4)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (17)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Gold Triangle 1413 Hypsopygia costalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (5)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Barred Rivulet 1804 Perizoma bifaciata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (12)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (6)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (11)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (16)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

2/3 August 2010: total 89, species 43 (max 15.1C, Min 11.1C, clear & windless). A much cooler night and this was reflected in fewer moths.

Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Spindle Ermine
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (2)
Large Clover Case-bearer
0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Sycamore Piercer 1233 Pammene aurita (1)
Grey Gorse Piercer 1255 Cydia succedana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (9)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (3)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Rusty Dot 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (2)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Poplar Kitten 1998 Furcula bifida (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Dog's Tooth 2159 Lacanobia suasa (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (18)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

1/2 August 2010: total 138, species 51 (max 17.1C, Min 13.8C, overcast, calm, a very pathetic attempt at rain and NO bats). Look what happens when the bats are absent!

Spindle Ermine 0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (2)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (3)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (6)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Strawberry Tortrix 1039 Acleris comariana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (4)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (2)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (8)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (13)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (18)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

31 July/1 August 2010: total 70, species 31 (max 16.3C, Min 12.1C, clear, breezy and bats!). Just look at the difference a couple of bats make when they turn up at the peak swarming time!

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (5)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Rusty Dot 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (5)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (6)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)

30/31 July 2010: total 105, species 46 (max 17.3C, Min 16.9C, overcast, windy with rain overnight, the first in weeks). The lack of variation in overnight temperature was remarkable and at last the numbers of LYUs has started to build.

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Spindle Ermine
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (2)
Large Clover Case-bearer
0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (3)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Meal Moth 1417 Pyralis farinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (3)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Ruby Tiger 2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (11)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassocae (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (8)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)

29/30 July 2010: total 103, species 43 (max 17.3C, Min 11.6C, clear with slight breeze). There was a fledgling blackbird on the Moth Hotel roof when I went to bed last night. It had almost no tail and its gape was still in evidence, so it was almost certainly from a nest just a few feet away in some cordon pear trees. It was not there in the morning, boding ill for the little critter. Having started the summer pruning of the fruit trees, my attention was immediately grabbed by the sight of a web created by the Bird-cherry Ermines, not something I really want. I have seen the incredible damage these can do in Yorkshire, where the webs can completely engulf certain trees.

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Apple Ermine
0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (2)
Spindle Ermine
0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Dark Twist 0972 Pandemis heparana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (8)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (2)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (19)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

28/29 July 2010: total 103, species 40 (max 18.3C, Min 12.9C, heavy cloud, windy with a hint of rain). Just when I thought the Dark Arches were nearing their end, back they came and in some force. Unlike the Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, which are large and heavy moths, the Dark Arches are quite light considering their size. Mind you, they can still bump into you in the confines of the Moth Hotel, as if to say, "You can clear off out of here".

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (2)
Apple Ermine
0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Straw Conch 0936 Cochylimorpha straminea (1)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (1)
Orange Spotted Shoot 1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (10)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Rusty Dot 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Meal Moth 1417 Pyralis farinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (4)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (22)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

27/28 July 2010: total 96, species 48 (max 19.9C, Min 15.1C, clear with slight breeze). An easier night, but where are all the Large Yellow Underwings? They should be starting to swarm by now. They are late!

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Large Clover Case-bearer
0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (2)
Hoary Bell 1201 Eucosma cana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (8)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (3)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Plain Wave 1715 Idaea straminata (1)
*New* Red Carpet 1723 Xanthorhoe decoloraria decoloraria (1)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Spruce Carpet 1769 Thera britannica (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (2)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (11)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (2)
Herald 2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (1)

26/27 July 2010: total 95, species 44 (max 20.1C, Min 16.9C, overcast & calm). Oh Boy! Am I getting tired with all these late nights and early mornings, then hours spent trying to id all these little beauties!

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Epinotia spp. (1)
Acorn Piercer 1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (7)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (3)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (9)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Phoenix 1754 Eulithis prunata (2)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (3)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

25/26 July 2010: total 166, species 68 (max 21.2C, Min 16.6C, overcast, calm & moonless - in other words, ideal mothing conditions!). The micro swarms continue unabated and I am once again falling behind with my ids.

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Apple Ermine
0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (4)
Diamond-back Moth
0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
*New* Common Oak Case-bearer
0490 Coleophora lutipennella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (7)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Light Grey Tortrix 1024 Tortricodes alternella (1)
White-backed Marble 1086 Hedya salicella (1)
Epinotia spp. (1)
Acorn Piercer 1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (16)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (3)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (5)
Ringed China-mark 1348 Parapoynx stratiotara (1)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (4)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (6)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (2)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Clay Triple-lines 1681 Cyclophora linearia (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (11)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (6)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Small Rivulet 1803 Perizoma alchemillata (1)
Foxglove Pug 1817 Eupithecia pulchellata pulchellata (1)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (4)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (8)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)

24/25 July 2010: total 106, species 55 (max 17.2C, Min 16.0C, some cloud, no wind). Just when things were starting to calm down a bit, along comes another swarm of micros!

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Large Clover Case-bearer
0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Common Flat-body
0688 Agonopterix heracliana (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Hoary Bell
1201 Eucosma cana (2)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (9)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (3)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (3)
Elder Pearl 1378 Phlyctaenia coronata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Plain Wave 1715 Idaea straminata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Sharp-angled Carpet 1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palpina (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

23/24 July 2010: total 95, species 49 (max 17.5C, Min 13.9C, overcast, breezy, moonless). Just when I was drawing breath, back came the hordes of micros! After a huge effort, I have at last managed to catch up on all the images of recent new garden species.

Fulvous Clothes Moth 0246 Tinea semifulvella (2)
Bird's Nest Moth
0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Phyllonorycter spp.
(1)
Bird-cherry Ermine
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Apple Ermine
0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Diamond-back Moth
0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Dingy Dowd
0873 Blastobasis adjustella (3)
Common Cosmet
0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Diamond-back Marble
1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Acorn Piercer
1236 Pammene fasciana (2)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (9)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (5)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Meadow Grey 1333 Scoparia pyralella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Clay Triple-lines 1681 Cyclophora linearia (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palpina (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Ruby Tiger 2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa fuliginosa (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Lesser Common Rustic 2343a Mesapamea didyma (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

22/23 July 2010: total 29, species 15 (max 16.0C, Min 11.2C, cloud & breezy). A very poor showing due, no doubt, to the cooler weather and the moon.

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
True Lover's Knot 2118 Lycophotia porphyrea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)

21/22 July 2010: total 62, species 23 (max 14.3C, Min 12.1C, clear & windless). A welcome drop in night temperatures saw a dramatic decline in moth numbers, although two new garden species turned up, both micros.

*New* Fulvous Clothes Moth 0246 Tinea semifulvella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
*New* Smoky-barred Marble 1108 Lobesia abscisana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (9)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (13)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (8)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

20/21 July 2010: total 191, species 61 (max 18.1C, Min 16.8C, overcast & windless). Another inundation, but at least for the time being I am keeping up with the micro id tasks. I have just counted up and there are 34 images of new garden species I have yet to post. Oh well, I guess I will just have to pull my finger out!

Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (3)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Barred Marble
1063 Celypha striana (1)
Orange Spotted Shoot
1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana (1)
Acorn Piercer
1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (12)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (20)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (9)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (7)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (10)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (8)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Treble Brown Spot
1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
*New* Plain Wave 1715 Idaea straminata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (2)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
True Lover's Knot 2118 Lycophotia porphyrea (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Coronet 2291 Craniophora ligustri (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (5)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (8)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (27)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (1)
Herald 2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (1)

19/20 July 2010: total 174, species 60 (max 19.6C, Min 15.3C, overcast & windless). A very humid night and the total soared. Two more garden firsts! I have at last caught up, probably only temporarily, with all the oustanding ids and must now get down to posting all the new images.

*New*Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (2)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Hawthorn Cosmet
0905 Blastodacna hellerella (1)
Apple pith Moth
0906 Blastodacna atra (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Hedge Shade
1014 Isotrias rectifasciana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Bramble-shoot Moth
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana (1)
Acorn Piercer
1236 Pammene fasciana (2)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (4)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (4)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (23)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (7)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (8)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (3)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Gold Triangle 1413 Hypsopygia costalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (4)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Single-dotted Wave
1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (3)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Barred Red 1962 Hylaea fasciaria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (7)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (19)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Lesser Common Rustic 2343a Mesapamea didyma (1)
*New* Flounced Rustic 2353 Luperina testacea (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

18/19 July 2010: total 84, species 41 (max 15.2C, min 13.0C, clear & calm, half-moon). What a night for the micros with three new garden species to add to the database! Many moth-trappers ignore the micros, but this disregards a a really fascinating area. Of the 472 species of moths I have logged visiting my garden, there were 193 micros, or over 40%. OK, so they can be really hard to id and I am the first to admit that I am not always correct when I name a micro moth, but the mental challenge associated with this branch of moth trapping can be really rewarding.

*New* White-spot Pigmy 0039 Ectoedemia heringi (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
*New* Bulrush Cosmet
0898 Limnaecia phragmitella (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix
0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Light Grey Tortrix
1025 Tortricodes alternella (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (14)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (6)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Meal Moth 1417 Pyralis farinalis (2)
*New* Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (17)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)

17/18 July 2010: total 65, species 30 (max 14.0C, min 9.6C, total cloud & calm). A cooler night, reflected in reduced numbers of moths, but still a new garden species.

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
*New* Pied Smudge
0462 Ypsolopha sequella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body
0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Knapweed Conch
0938 Agapeta zoegana (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (23)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1) 

16/17 July 2010: total 128, species 38 (max 16.0C, min 12.7C, total cloud, slight breeze). There was utter devastation in the bottom of the moth trap this morning. Four Dark Arches had had their wings ripped off and nothing remained of their bodies. Another lay dead, bady mutilated, whilst a sixth lay in its own juices. I am pretty sure I know who the culprit is. It is that young delinquent from next door, the one who lives in the sallow tree: a young Great Tit! For their largish size, Dark Arches are a useless bunch, spending a lot of their time scuttling along the ground and they make an easy target and meal for an insect-hungry bird. I still find it strange though that he actually entered the trap and had such a large meal. Still, he missed a brilliant specimen of a Pearl Grass-veneer, one of the best micros you are ever likely to see.

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Knapweed Conch
0938 Agapeta zoegana (1)
Barred Marble
1063 Celypha striana (1)
Bud Moth
1205 Spilonata ocellana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (7)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (5)
Pearl Grass-veneer 1313 Catoptria pinella (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (3)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Lunar-spotted Pinion 2319 Cosmia pyralina (1) 
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (64)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)

15/16 July 2010: total 77, species 30 (max 17.9C, min 13.9C, cloud, wind & rain). Another filthy night, but 30 species still put in an appearance, including a nice hawkmoth.

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Barred Marble
1063 Celypha striana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell
1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (7)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Cypress Carpet 1771a Thera cupressata (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Brown-tail 2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Minor Shoulder-knot 2225 Brachylomia viminalis (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (33)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)

14/15 July 2010: total 93, species 33 (max 17.3C, min 15.0C, cloudy, very windy & heavy rain by morning). A foul night and my only surprise was that so many moths actually flew.

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (7)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (5)
Barred Grass-veneer 1306 Agriphila inquinatella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (2)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (3)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Yellow-tail
2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches
2321 Apamea monoglypha (31)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (2)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (2)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

13/14 July 2010: total 106, species 36 (max 17.1C, min 14.9C, partial cloud & calm). A real roller coaster following on from the previous night, but still a new garden species. The Scarce Purple & Gold (Pyrausta ostrinalis) is superficially similar to the aurata, but the colour is more vivid and the markings differ. How do I know I had a Svensson's Copper Underwing & Smoky Wainscot, instead of the Copper Underwing and Common Wainscot? I doped the moths to check the colour differences, then after they recovered let them go free. I really must try to get all these, as yet, still unidentified micros sorted, but goodness when I will find the time!

Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Marsh Dowd
0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
White-backed Marble 1086 Hedya salicella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (18)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (18)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
*New* Scarce Purple & Gold 1363 Pyrausta ostrinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Yellow-tail
2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Rosy Footman
2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Smoky Wainscot 2198 Mythimna impura (2)
Minor Shoulder-knot 2225 Brachylomia viminalis (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (24)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)

12/13 July 2010: total 153, species 56 (max 17.9C, min 15.3C, total cloud, calm, light drizzle by morning). Another inundation of micros, many very worn and so these have been released without even trying to id them. It is just too much of a waste of time. I really do need to get a life!

*New* Blackthorn Argent 0417 Argyresthia spinosella (1)
Diamond-back Moth
0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Common Groundling
0765 Teleiodes vulgella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (3)
Hedge Shade
1014 Isotrias rectifasciana (1)
Moss Marble
1069 Celypha aurofasciana (2)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
White-shouldered Marble 1092 Apotomis turbidana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell
1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Marbled Piercer
1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (3)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Leopard 0161 Zeuzera pyrina (1)
Small Dusty Wave
1707 Idaea seriata (2)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (5)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Purple Thorn
1919 Selenia tetralunaria (1)
Scalloped Oak
1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Swallow-tailed
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (4)
Common White Wave
1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Iron Prominent
2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Rosy Footman
2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (3)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Clay 2193 Mythimna ferrago (1)
Minor Shoulder-knot 2225 Brachylomia viminalis (1)
*New* Sycamore 2279 Acronicta aceris (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (7)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (39)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Beautiful Golden Y 2442 Autographa pulchrina (1)

11/12 July 2010: total 114, species 44 (max 17.9C, min 17.0C, cloudy with slight breeze, light drizzle by morning). Another couple of garden firsts during the night, which remained unusually uniform temperature-wise.

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (2)
Common Groundling
0765 Teleiodes vulgella (1)
Hawthorn Cosmet
0905 Blastodacna hellerella (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Hedge Shade 1014 Isotrias rectifasciana (1)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (18)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (16)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (3)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delnella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (5)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Single Dotted Wave
1708 Idaea dimidiata (2)
Treble Brown Spot
1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Foxglove Pug
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata pulchellata (1)
V-Pug
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (3)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Brimstone
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Yellow-tail
2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (20)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
*New* Reddish Light Arches 2323 Apamea sublustris (1)
*New* Slender Brindle 2335 Apamea scolopacina (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
*New* Dark Spectacle 2449 Abrostola triplasia (1)

10/11 July 2010: total 107, species 34 (max 18.7C, min 14.9C, clear, calm then becoming windy). Initial excellent conditions worsened as the night wore on.

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Knapweed Conch
0938 Agapeta zoegana (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
*New* White-shouldered Marble 1092 Apotomis turbidana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell
1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Cydia spp.
(1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (21)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (17)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Phoenix
1754 Eulithis prunata (1)
Foxglove Pug
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata pulchellata (1)
V-Pug
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak
1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Swallow-tailed
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Common White Wave
1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Heart & Club
2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (23)
Smoky Wainscot 2198 Mythimna impura (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)

9/10 July 2010: total 106, species 49 (max 18.7C, min 14.9C, clear & windy). Another good haul!

*New* White-headed Ermel 0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth
0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (2)
Knapweed Conch
0938 Agapeta zoegana (1)
Brown-barred Twist
1006 Epagoge grotiana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Plum Tortrix 1082 Hedya pruniana (1)
White-backed Marble 1086 Hedya salicella (1)
Moss Marble 1069 Celypha aurofasciana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Bramble-shoot Moth 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana (1)
*New* Regal Piercer 1234 Pammene regiana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (12)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Common Lutestring
1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
*New* Little Emerald
1674 Jodis lactearia (1) - no image available yet - it flew straight out of the moth pot!
Small Fan-footed Wave
1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (5)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
July Highflyer
1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
V-Pug
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Willow Beauty
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Common White Wave
1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Brown-tail
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (2)
*New* Miller 2280 Acronicta leporina (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (14)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (4)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)

8/9 July 2010: total 103, species 42 (max 18.3C, min 13.5C, clear & calm). Another glut of micros!

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure
0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Common Cosmet
0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (4)
Twenty-plume moth
1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (13)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (12)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (4)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (2)
Little Grey 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
July Highflyer
1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
V-Pug
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Swallow-tailed
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Engrailed 1947 Ectropis bistortata (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Shears 2147 Hada plebeja (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
*New* Minor Shoulder-knot 2225 Brachylomia viminalis (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (17)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)

7/8 July 2010: total 103, species 37 (max 16.5C, min 15.3C, partial cloud & calm). Another slow night - thankfully!

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
London Dowd
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (3)
Yellow-spot Twist
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (2)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (13)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Little Grey 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
July Highflyer
1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Sandy Carpet
1808 Perizoma flavofasciata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common White Wave 1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Lobster Moth 1999 Stauropus fagi (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (9)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Smoky Wainscot 2198 Mythimna impura (1)
Coronet 2291 Craniophora ligustri (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (21)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

6/7 July 2010: total 77, species 33 (max 14.8C, min 12.8C, partial cloud deepening, windy). A cooler night and a welcome respite from all those micros, although there are a few left to id.

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
*New* Woundwort Case-bearer
0522 Coleophora lineolea (2)
Common Cosmet
0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Apple Pith Moth
0906 Blastodacna atra (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Large Ivy Twist
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (3)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (2)
Pale-bordered Piercer
1245 Grapholita janthinana (2)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (11)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Ermine Knot-horn 1483 Phycitodes binaevella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Double-striped Pug
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brown Silver-line 1902 Petrophora chlorosata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (5)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Smoky Wainscot 2198 Mythimna impura (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (14)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)

5/6 July 2010: total 96, species 41 (max 17.4C, min 10.5C, overcast & breezy). Some slight respite from the ravening hordes of micros! At last a Beautiful Golden Y has paid me a visit, another garden first.

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
Cinerous Groundling
0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Yellow-spot Twist
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
White-backed Marble
1086 Hedya salicella (1)
Diamond-back Marble
1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Little Grey 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (5)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Rosy Tabby
1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Ermine Knot-horn 1483 Phycitodes binaevella (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (5)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Wave
1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (10)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (19)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (5)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
*New* Beautiful Golden Y 2442 Autographa pulchrina (1)

4/5 July 2010: total 188, species 58 (max 17.8C, min 12.8C, total cloud, slight breeze with a hint of moisture, nothing more). Just before going to bed they were buzzing me like a swarm of bees in the Moth Hotel. I am almost totally overwhelmed by the number of moths I need to id and photograph. Will I ever catch up again!

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Bird Cherry Ermine
0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Brown House-moth
0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Dotted Ermel
0718 Ethmia dodecea (1)
Syncopacma spp.
(1)
London Dowd
0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (2)
Great Twist
0983 Choristoneura hebenstreitella (2)
Large Ivy Twist
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (6)
Yellow-spot Twist
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (6)
Hedge Shade
1014 Isotrias rectifasciana (3)
*New* Light Grey Tortrix
1025 Tortricodes alternella (1)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (4)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Buff-tipped Marble
1084 Hedya ochroleucana (1)
Diamond-back Marble
1113 Eudemis profundana (4)
*New* Red Piercer
1219 Lathronympha strigana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (2)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (16)
Little Grey 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (5)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Common Lutestring
1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Common Emerald
1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Small Blood-vein
1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave
1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (5)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Dark Marbled Carpet
1762 Chloroclysta citrata citrata (1)
Sharp-angled Carpet
1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Currant Pug
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (2)
Common Pug
1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (1)
V-Pug
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Wave
1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Clouded Silver 1958 Lonographa temerata (1)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (6)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (29)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dot 2155 Melanchra persicariae (1)
Varied Coronet 2170 Hadena compta (1)
Smoky Wainscot 2198 Mythimna impura (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (29)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

3/4 July 2010: total 103, species 35 (max 17.5C, min 11.7C, clear & windy). A coolish night by recent standards and a decline in numbers.

Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (2)
Syncopacma spp.
(1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Yellow-spot Twist
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (2)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (4)
Green Oak Tortrix
1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Plum Tortrix
1082 Hedya pruniana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Rosy Tabby
1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Bee moth
1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Treble Brown Spot
1711 Idaea trigeminata (2)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Sharp-angled Carpet
1794 Euphyia unangulata (1)
Foxglove Pug
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata pulchellata (1)
Currant Pug
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Common Wave
1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (16)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Dot 2155 Melanchra persicariae (1)
Varied Coronet 2170 Hadena compta (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

2/3 July 2010: total 179, species 53 (max 19.7C, min 16.5C, cloudy with slight breeze). There has been a noticeable change in the flow of moths. Up until last week they were piling in as soon as it got dark; now, they seem to be leaving it until much later - after mid-night, and more are entering the trap itself. There are also a few which are being attracted to the foul sugar mix I have daubed over the fence.

Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Diamond-back
0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Syncopacma spp.
(2)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix
0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Great Twist
0983 Choristoneura hebenstreitella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (4)
Yellow-spot Twist 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (10)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (7)
Green Oak Tortrix
1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button
1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (2)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Buff-tipped Marble
1084 Hedya ochroleucana (1)
Diamond-back Marble
1113 Eudemis profundana (2)
*New* Triangle-marked Roller
1115 Ancyclis achatana (1)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (2)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (21)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (13)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Common Grey
1334 Scoparia ambigualis (3)
*New* Little Grey
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata (2)
Pied Grey
1343 Eudonia delnella (2)
Small Magpie
1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Rush Veneer
1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Bee moth
1428 Aphomia sociella (3)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3) Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactylaCommon Plume 1524 Emmelina monodac
Buff Arches
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Treble Brown Spot
1711 Idaea trigeminata (3)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Garden Carpet
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Dark Marbled Carpet
1762 Chloroclysta citrata citrata (1)
Foxglove Pug
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata pulchellata (1)
Currant Pug
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Common Pug
1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty
1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Clouded Silver
1958 Lonographa temerata (1)
Light Emerald
1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Heart & Club
2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (22)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (23)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (2)
Vine's Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

1/2 July 2010: total 131, species 48 (max 18.7C, min 15.9C, cloudy & breezy). Back to another hot night and in many ways an ideal mothing night, except things were very slow nideed in the early part before midnight.

Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Syncopacma spp.
(1)
Orange Crest
0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix)
0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Variegated Golden Tortrix
0980 Archips xylosteana (5)
Privet Twist
0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth
0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Orange Pine Twist
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus (1)
Red-barred Tortrix
1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Yellow-spot Twist 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (8)
Light Grey Tortrix
1025 Tortricodes alternella (1)
Yellow Oak Button
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (7)
Common Marble
1076 Celypha lacunana (7)
Plum Tortrix
1082 Hedya pruniana (2)
Diamond-back Marble
1113 Eudemis profundana (2)
Yellow-faced Bell
1174 Epiblema cynobatella (2)
Codling Moth
1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer
1294 Crambus pascuella (13)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (3)
Small Grey
1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold
1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Olive Pearl
1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Rosy Tabby
1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth
1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Common Emerald
1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Cream Wave
1693 Scopula floslactata (1)
Treble Brown Spot
1711 Idaea trigeminata (2)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave
1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Yellow Shell
1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Currant Pug
1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Green Pug
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Heart & Club
2088 Agrotis clavis (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (9)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (2)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Coronet 2291 Craniophora ligustri (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Treble Lines 2380 Charanyca trigrammica (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Blackneck 2466 Lygephila pastinum (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)