29/30 September 2011: total 22, species 10 (Max 12.3C, Min 10.9C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (6)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

27/28 September 2011: total 39, species 13 (Max 12.6C, Min 11.9C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (11)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Black Rustic 2232 Aporophyla nigra (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (15)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

26/27 September 2011: total 57, species 14 (Max 14.1C, Min 11.2C, medium stars, zephyr of a breeze, slight dew).

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (18)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (23)
Sallow 2274 Xanthia icteritia (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma  (1)

25/26 September 2011: total 69, species 10 (Max 17.9C, Min 13.7C, zero stars, calm, light dew).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (22)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
L-album Wainscott 2202 Mythimna l-album (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (8)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (29)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma  (1)

Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

24/25 September 2011: total 47, species 12 (Max 10.1C, Min 5.3C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (12)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
*New* Deep-brown Dart 2231 Aporophyla lutulenta (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (4)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (17)
Pink-barred Sallow 2273 Xanthia togata (1)

23/24 September 2011: total 31, species 8 (Max 10.9C, Min 6.1C, medium+ stars, calm).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (17)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

22/23 September 2011: total 12, species 3 (Max 10.9C, Min 6.1C, medium+ stars, calm). It's interesting to see how they melt away into the background after a short absence. Also, the light did not go on until quite late, and certainly after the main run for the night.

Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (7)

18/19 September 2011: total 50, species 14 (Max 10.5C, Min 7.9C, medium stars, patchy cloud, slight breeze, dew).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (4)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (13)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)

17/18 September 2011: total 55, species 14 (Max 10.5C, Min 7.2C, zero+ stars, cold breeze).

Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (23)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Beaded Chestnut 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (14)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

16/17 September 2011: total 92, species 25 (Max 14.1C, Min 13.0C, zero stars, breeze, low underbase of patchy cloud).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
*New* Common Clothes Moth 0236 Tineola bisselliella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1984 Macroglossum stellatarum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (29)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (7)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (5)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (4)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Brindled Green 2248 Dryobotodes eremita (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (12)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)

15/16 September 2011: total 57, species 12 (Max 8.7C, Min 7.9C, medium stars, calm, dew). A complete and wonderful surprise - our first Hummingbird Hawkmoth for quite some considerable time turned up on the morning of the 16th, nectaring on verbena bonariensis.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (29)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)

14/15 September 2011: total 65, species 15 (Max 10.1C, Min 5.3C, medium stars, bright slightly hazy moon, calm, dew). Autumn draws ever nearer!

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (29)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (5)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

13/14 September 2011: total 79, species 18 (Max 11.9C, Min 7.90C, full moon, fast moving patchy thickish cloud, wind increasing again).

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (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 (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (4)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

12/13 September 2011: total 117, species 25 (Max 14.4C, Min 13.0C, medium stars, full moon, wind moderating to stiff breeze).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (2)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (2)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (52)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (7)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (10)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (3)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

11/12 September 2011: total 134, species 26 (Max 19.3C, Min 15.8C at 22.30 then rising to Max 19.3C as the night wore on, fast, low, scudding patchy cloud, very windy, heavy overnight rain).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (9)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (72)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (9)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (4)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (3)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

10/11 September 2011: total 141, species 23 (Max 17.9C, Min 17.2C, fast, low, scudding patchy cloud, very windy, heavy overnight rain).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (94)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (5)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

9/10 September 2011: total 182, species 28 (Max 20.7C, Min 20.3C, zero stars, scantest of breezes, merest hint of moisture in air). Another warm, humid night and a second ton-up of LYUs!

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (7)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (5)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Oak Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (7)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata f. thules (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (111)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (15)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)

8/9 September 2011: total 158, species 34 (Max 21.1C, Min 20.0C, zero stars, scant breeze, later rain). The warmest night of the whole year!

Micro still to id (1)
Micro still to id (1)
Phyllonorycter spp. (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (5)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (7)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (84)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
*New* Autumnal Rustic 2117 Eugnorisma glareosa (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)

Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)

7/8 September 2011: total 73, species 20 (Max 16.9C, Min 16.5C, zero stars, windy). An absence of two nights away in South London with my lovely new grandson saw temperatures plummet to a mere 2.9C. Thank goodness they have recovered a bit!

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (46)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

4/5 September 2011: total 142, species 21 (Max 15.1C, Min 11.9C, zero stars, windy, showery, feeling autumnal).

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (9)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (7)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (83)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (7)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (4)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (7) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

3/4 September 2011: total 184, species 29 (Max 14.8C, Min 14.4C, zero stars, calm, dew). Almost another ton, but not quite!

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (3)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (17)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (12)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (4)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (92)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (9)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (4)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

2/3 September 2011: total 152, species 20 (Max 13.3C, Min 12.3C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (11)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (85)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (7)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (5)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

1/2 September 2011: total 175, species 26 (Max 13.3C, Min 10.5C, medium stars + patchy cloud, calm). We have the ton up for the LYUs. All is still well with the world!

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (5)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (13)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (7)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (4)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (109)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (4)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)

31 August/1 September 2011: total 132, species 21 (Max 9.0C, Min 7.5C, starting zero stars then clearing, calm, heavy dew). A much cooler night and many fewer micro moths. On the other hand, the LYUs are still building....

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Variegated Golden Twist 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
*New* Birch Marble 1093 Apotomis betuletana (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (15)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Peach Blossom 1652 Thyatira batis (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Small Phoenix f. Insulata 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (70)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

30/31 August 2011: total 162, species 33 (Max 13.3C, Min 12.6C, zero stars, zero breeze).

Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (3)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (13)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (14)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Green Carpet 1776 Colostygia pectinataria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (77)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (5)
Dot Moth 2155 Melanchra perscariae (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)

29/30 August 2011: total 110, species 27 (Max 13.3C, Min 11.2C, zero stars, calm later breezy).

Carrion Moth 0228 Monopis weaverella (1)
Phyllonorycter spp. (2)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (14)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (48)
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 (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

28/29 August 2011: total 35, species 8 (Max 10.9C, Min 8.7C, bright stars, breeze). It was probably not a good time to turn the trap on, as we did not get back from South London until after 23.00 and it was much colder than we have been used to. On the other hand, the reason for our late return, and the non-operation last night, was the birth of our grandson Theo. Will he too be a mothing enthusiast and wildlifer? I do hope so.

Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (7)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (13)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)

26/27 August 2011: total 107, species 17 (Max 13.0C, Min 11.9C, medium stars, scant breeze, dew).

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (19)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (22)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (39)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (4)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

25/26 August 2011: total 118, species 27 (Max 15.1C, Min 14.8C, zero stars, dead flat calm, initial very light drizzle).

Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (5)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (28)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (26)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (30)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
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)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)

24/25 August 2011: total 107, species 22 (Max 11.9C, Min 10.5C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (25)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (24)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (24)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

23/24 August 2011: total 137, species 28 (Max 18.6C, Min 16.9C, zero stars, calm - just the merest zephyr - damp). The warmest night of the year and at last the LYU numbers are starting to build. All is well with the world! On the other hand, there were fewer micros than I would have expected on such a good mothing night.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (28)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (23)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (36)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (6)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Clay 2193 Mythimna ferrago (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (6)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

22/23 August 2011: total 127, species 30 (14.4C at 22.30 then rising, zero stars, breezy, rain).

Micro to id (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (4)
Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (32)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (21)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (5)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (13)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (6)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (10)

21/22 August 2011: total 108, species 31 (Max 14.4C, Min 10.1C, zero stars, calm). What has happened to the LYU annual surge? It is late coming this year! One new species for the list today and yet another confusion species. Without dissection I cannot be sure, but I believe it to be this.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
*New* HawthornSlender agg. 0303 Parornix anglicella agg. (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (30)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (13)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (6)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (4)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maiden's Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (10)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (7)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)

20/21 August 2011: total 92, species 26 (Max 13.7C, Min 12.6C, medium+ star shine, calm). Some interesting micros turned up last night.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Variable Golden Twist 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
*New* Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Grey Poplar Bell 1138 Epinotia nisella f. decorana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana f. melanic (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (21)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (18)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (7)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (9)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (5)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)

19/20 August 2011: total 61, species 21 (Max 12.6C, Min 10.1C, medium star shine, light breeze). After a night off (we went up to the Bird Fair early), it was a disappointing catch - again!

Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (13)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (8)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (10)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 

Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

17/18 August 2011: total 90, species 32 (Max 14.8C, Min 12.6C, full cloud & windy).

Bordered Carl 0125 Emmetia marginea (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Red Piercer 1219 Lathronympha strigana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (24)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (9)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Ringed China-mark 1348 Parapoynx stratiotara (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
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 (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (7)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 

16/17 August 2011: total 96, species 33 (Max 15.8C, Min 13.3C, cloud clearing, calm, dew). There are many who completely ignore the micro moths, but last night they were a majority. One remarkable thing was the total absence of any Inlaid Grass-veneers. It was as thought the influx of Common Grass-veneers had seen them off. All very strange indeed!

I have, over the past two days, added something like 30 new species to the image galleries and will be updating existing image files soon as well, where I have now got better photos.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Spindle Ermine 0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Eucosma spp. (1)
Bud Moth 1205 Spilonota ocellana (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (17)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (7)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (4)
Small Phoenix f. Insulata 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (4)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

15/16 August 2011: total 71, species 32 (Max 14.4C, Min 13.3C, overcast, occasional shower, calm).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Square-spot Crest 0858 Hypatima rhomboidella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Hawthorn Cosmet 0905 Blastodacna hellerella (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Pale-bordered Piercer 1245 Grapholita janthinana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (8)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (11)
Common Garden-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (4)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Knot Grass 2289 Acronicta rumicis (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

14/15 August 2011: total 62, species 28 (Max 13.7C, Min 9.4C, some cloud, dew, cool breeze).

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (4)
Common Flat-body 0688 Agonopterix heracliana (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (4)
Hawthorn Cosmet 0905 Blastodacna hellerella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (4)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. svenssoni (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

13/14 August 2011: total 60, species 31 (Max 15.1C, Min 14.4C, patchy cloud, scant breeze). Strange really - it was very far from being a cold night and yet moth numbers were greatly diminished.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Spindle Ermine 0427 Yponomeuta cagnagella (1)
Diamond-back Moth 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Apple Groundling 0800 Gelechia rhombella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

12/13 August 2011: total 98, species 42 (Max 18.3C, Min 16.2C, cloudy with intermittent breeze). Another good mothing night. Why couldn't we have had something like this earlier in the year! Still, there were two new species for the list.

Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (2)
Parsnip Moth 0672 Depressaria pastinacella (1)
*New* Straw Flat-body 0698 Agonopterix kaekeritziana (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Southern Bell 1157 Crocidosema plebejana (1)
*New* Pine Leaf-mining Moth 1207 Clavigesta purdeyi (1)
Pale-bordered Piercer 1245 Grapholita janthinana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Currant Pug 1832 Eupithecia assimilata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (5)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (6)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (3)
Cloaked Minor 2341 Mesoligia furuncula (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)

11/12 August 2011: total 96, species 39 (Max 18.3C, Min 17.2C, thickening heavy cloud, gusting wind with light showers overnight). An incredibly warm and humid night brought in a few more moths, but nothing to get excited about.

Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (3)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (6)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Hawthorn Cosmet 0905 Blastodacna hellerella (1)
Apple Pith Moth 0906 Blastodacna atra (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (9)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (5)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (6)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (5)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (5)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (3)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/ (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

10/11 August 2011: total 59, species 29 (Max 14.4C, Min 14.1C, cloudy & very windy).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Grey Poplar Bell 1138 Epinotia nisella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (5)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

9/10 August 2011: total 42, species 22 (Max 12.6C, Min 8.7C, thin white cloud, slight breeze).

Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Apple Pith Moth 0906 Blastodacna atra (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (8)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (4)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)

8/9 August 2011: total 65, species 32 (Max 14.1C, Min 9.4C, partial cloud, very windy). A cooler night, which still disappointed after the riches of Devon! What was of interest was the mini invasion of Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings - a first invasion for the garden.

Common Clothes Moth 0236 Tineola bisselliella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (2)
Brown Ash Ermel 0435 Zelleria hepariella (1)
Common Flat-body 0688 Agonopterix heracliana (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Lesser Wax Moth 1426 Achroia grisella (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palpina (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (4)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (9)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)

7/8 August 2011: total 19, species 13 (Max 14.1C, Min 10.5C, very heavy rain, clearing by morning). After what was quite frankly a really boring, unremarkable July, the past week spent in Devon has been a real mothing delight with over a dozen new species for the image galleries (when I get time to sort it all out!). Exciting species such as Cloaked Minor f. bicolora, Magpie, Pebble Hook-tip, Mullein Wave, Crescent Dart, Grass Emerald and Antler Moth were recorded either in my daughter's garden near Newton Abbot, up on Dartmoor, or in one of the many outstanding local reserves. For the micros, Bright Neb 0734 Argolampprotes micella, Ruddy Streak 0656 Tachystola acroxantha, Honeysuckle Moth 0453 Ypsolopha dentella, Knapweed Conch 0938 Agapeta zoegana and Carnation Tortrix 0985 Cacoecimorpha pronubana made at least one appearance. Up on the high moors of Dartmoor we discovered Brown China-mark 1345 Elophila nymphaeata, and Lead Belle. Then it was back to Sussex and a really dreadful night. From total moths counts of nearly 200 in Devon, the tally fell to a miserable 19!

Another wonderful experience in Devon was the discovery of hundreds of Grayling Butterflies at Bovey Heathfield LNR. Having already been met by one outside the gate, we then counted more in the first few minutes than exist in the whole of Sussex. This is acid heathland and an old Civil War battleground, and there were also all the usual other butterflies and dragonflies associated with that sort of habitat. I managed to capture dragonflies in flight for the second time at this great location.

Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)

29/30 July 2011: total 83, species 30 (Max 15.8C, Min 12.6C, white cloud cover, calm). A much warmer and calm night.

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (4)
Orange Pine Twist 1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (8)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (6)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (4)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (4)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (7)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (4)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)

28/29 July 2011: total 50, species 25 (Max 13.7C, Min 11.2C, very thin white cloud, calm, dew).

New Oak Slender 0287 Caloptilia robustella (2)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
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)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Yellow-faced Bell 1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Orange-spotted Shoot 1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Webbs Wainscot 2373 Archanara sparganii (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

27/28 July 2011: total 63, species 31 (Max 12.6C, Min 10.9C, white cloud, calm). Last night was definitely an anti-climax! We had travelled to South London to stay with our daughter for a couple of days before she produces our first grandchild. She had promised us tigers - Jersy Tigers at that, and I was busy photographing my first ever sighting of one within minutes of arriving. That night the moth trap drew in a total of 90 Jersey Tigers: the following night a mere 81, no doubt due to a much windier night and the depredations of the local fox cubs! It was an exceptional sight and one none of us is ever likely to forget. I will get some images posted as soon as possible.

*New* Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
New Oak Slender 0287 Caloptilia robustella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (2)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Timothy Tortrix 0989 Aphelia paleana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell 1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Rivulet 1803 Perizoma alchemillata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (6)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

24/25 July 2011: total 74, species 39 (Max 15.1C, Min 8.7C, light cloud cover, light breeze). One last throw before departing to South London on a tiger safari!

Common Oak Case-bearer 0490 Coleophora lutipennella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (3)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (6)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Apple Pith Moth 0906 Blastodacna atra (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Phoenix 1754 Eulithis prunata (1)
Small Phoenix f. Insulata 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (3)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

23/24 July 2011: total 79, species 28 (Max 13.7C, Min 8.3C, clear & breezy). As an experiment, I held on to the previous night's catch to see the impact on numbers of individual species and was greatly surprised by the number of Scalloped Oaks. Don't worry, all were released without harm this morning!

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (8)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (7)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (12)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (8)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Brown Knot-horn 1451 Pyla fusca (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Cnephasia spp. (2)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Epinotia spp. (2)
Phyllonorycter spp. (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (7)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)

22/23 July 2011: total 96, species 30 (Max 15.1C, Min 11.6C, mostly thick cloud, windy with occasional very light drizzle).

Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Epinotia spp. (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (18)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (19)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Small Emerald 1673 Hemistola chryssoprasaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (3)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

21/22 July 2011: total 47, species 23 (Max 14.8C, Min 11.9C, total cloud, calm after prolonged rain & chilly by morning). At first I thought it was ideal mothing conditions, but the moths knew better!

Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 1725 Xanthorhoe ferrugata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

20/21 July 2011: total 44, species 26 (Max 15.1C, Min 14.8C, total cloud, calm with dew). It was a real puzzle - almost identical conditions compared with the previous night, but far fewer moths. I have been unable to fathom out any reasonable explanation for this.

*New*
Coleophora spp. (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (2)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
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)

Spectacle 2450 Abrostola tripartita (1)

19/20 July 2011: total 107, species 39 (Max 15.1C, Min 12.3C, total cloud, calm with periodic hint of drizzle). The wind has gone and a much better mothing night ensued.

Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
*New* Gelechiidae spp. (1)
Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Apple Pith Moth 0906 Blastodacna atra (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Bud Moth 1205 Spilonota ocellana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (18)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (11)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (4)
Broken-barred Carpet 1773 Electrophaes corylata (1)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Clay 2193 Mythimna ferrago (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (10)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/etc (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

18/19 July 2011: total 43, species 23 (Max 15.1C, Min 11.6C, wet, windy, unpleasant - still!). Another very poor showing indeed. This mirrors the greatly reduced numbers of butterflies counted on our weekly transect, although some species seem to be bucking the trend, viz. the Purple Hairstreaks, never an easy butterfly to see in the oak canopies.

Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (1)
Pine Cosmet 0879 Batrachedra pinicolella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (4)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (2)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/etc (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

17/18 July 2011: total 57, species 28 (Max 15.8C, Min 14.8, wet, windy, unpleasant).

Meadow Neb 0726 Metzneria metzneriella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
*New* Timothy Tortrix 0989 Aphelia paleana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Lesser Wax Moth 1426 Achroia grisella (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

16/17 July 2011: total 51, species 27 (Max 13.7C, Min 11.9, full moon, scant cloud cover, scant breeze, early dew followed by overnight rain).

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
True Lover's Knot 2118 Lycophotia porphyrea (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)

Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/etc (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 

15/16 July 2011: total 92, species 36 (Max 14.4C, Min 14.1, constant drizzle, light breeze). Yet another 'micro night', particularly for the veneers, and another garden first.

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
*New* Pine Cosmet 0879 Batrachedra pinicolella (1)
Common Cosmet 0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Bud Moth 1205 Spilonota ocellana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (14)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (7)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (8)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhpara hortulata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (9)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)

Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Mottled Rustic 2387 Caradrina morpheus (5)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)

14/15 July 2011: total 111, species 45 (Max 15.1C, Min 9.4C, partial cloud, windy). A night for micros!

Micro still to id (1)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (5)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (4)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Light Grey Tortrix 1024 Cnephasia incertana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
*New* Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell 1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (15)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (12)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (5)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
*New* Dark-bordered Pearl 1356a Evergestia limbata (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (4)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Brown Knot-horn 1451 Pyla fusca (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Small Phoenix f. Insulata 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
True Lover's Knot 2118 Lycophotia porphyrea (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)

11/12 July 2011: total 100, species 37 (Max 14.4C, Min 11.2C, slight cloud cover, still, hazy moon).

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Syncopacma spp. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Yarrow Conch 0947 Aethes smeathmanniana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Bramble-shoot 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (9)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (25)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Buff-tip 1994 Phalera bucephala (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

10/11 July 2011: total 78, species 38 (Min 9.4C, Max 13.3C, clear, calm, bright moon). Another slow night.

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Light Grey Tortrix 1024 Cnephasia incertana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (9)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Phoenix 1754 Eulithis prunata (1)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Dot Moth 2155 Melanchra perscariae (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. Svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (8)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

9/10 July 2011: total 62, species 31 (Min 10.9C, Max 13.3C, clear, scant breeze, bright moon). The clear, bright moon meant a disappinting evening. Until today, I had never noticed the incredibly beautiful fanned legs on a fan-foot. Duurh brain! It's all in the name!

Coleophora spp. (1) (possibly Black-stigma Case-bearer 0523 hemerobiella)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis lignea (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Southern Bell 1157 Crocidosema plebejana (2)
Yellow-faced Bell 1174 Epiblema cynobatella (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (6)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (2)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

8/9 July 2011: total 78, species 32 (Min 13.7C, Max 15.1C, rain showers, breezy).

Argyresthia spp. (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Yellow Oak Button 1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (2)
Woodland Marble 1087 Orthotaenia undulana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (2)
Cock's-head Bell 1165 Zeiraphera isertana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (4)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

7/8 July 2011: total 76, species 32 (Min 14.1C, Max 15.1C, partial cloud, windy with heavy showers). Is it just me, or has this been a really disappointing July so far? It seems to me that the number of species is much reduced, a possibility being that so much has emerged a lot earlier than usual this year. Last night the main influx was significantly later than usual.

Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Common Cosmet 0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Orange Pine Twist 1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Cock's-head Bell 1165 Zeiraphera isertana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (6)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (3)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (7)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Clouded-bordered Brindle 2326 Apamea crenata (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

6/7 July 2011: total 68, species 28 (13.3C at 22.30 then rising, thickening cloud, breezy). I ran the MV light trap again last night, which brought in a lot of Dark Arches.

Grey-streaked Smudge 0465 Plutella porrectella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (8)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Dot Moth 2155 Melanchra perscariae (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (17)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Burnished Brass 2434 Diachrysia chrysitis (1)

5/6 July 2011: total 58, species 24 (Min 14.8C, Max 13.0C, persistent light rain). Despite good temperatures, another disappointing night. What is happening? At last I am back up to date and now only need to add images for all the new species through the garden. ONLY!?

Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Woodland Marble 1087 Orthotaenia undulana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (12)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)

Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Heart & Dart
2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Oak Nycteoline 2423 Nycteola revayana (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

4/5 July 2011:
total 65, species 30 (Min 14.1C, Max 7.9C, slight cloud cover, calm). It was back to the twin 30W actinic trap and despite higher temperatures, it was a disappointing night's catch.

White-headed Ermel 0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Common Cosmet 0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
*New* Bluebell Shade 1030 Eana incanana (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Moss Marble 1069 Celypha aurofasciana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (6)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Common Purple & Gold 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Ingrailed Clay 2120 Diarsia mendica mendica (1)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (8)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)

3/4 July 2011: total 95, species 40 (Min 11.9C, Max 8.7C, scattered cloud, dead calm). I used a MV light for the first time all night. So far the neighbours have not complained! It is interesting to see the increased numbers and higher numbers of certain species, although I am not sure that this can be put down to the use of a different light source. Well, not yet! A big thrill was a Forester whilst out on our weekly butterfly transect.

Common Groundling 0765 Teleiodes vulgella (1)
Common Cosmet 0893 Mompha epilobiella (1)
Chequered Twist (Fruit-tree Tortrix) 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Large Twist 0977 Archips podana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Holly Bell 1159 Rhopobota naevana (1)
*New* Cock's-head Bell 1165 Zeiraphera isertana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Satin Grass-veneer 1302 Crambus perlella (2)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (16)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (2)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (2)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (4)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Varied Coronet 2170 Hadena compta (1)
Lychnis 2173 Hadena bicruris (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (2)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

Found when carrying out our weekly butterfly transect on Blunts Wood & Paiges Meadows LNR:

*New* Forester 0163 Adscita statices (1)

2/3 July 2011: total 87, species 25 (Min 14.4C, Max 8.8C, cloudy & calm).

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
London Dowd 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
*New* Strawberry Tortrix 1039 Acleris comariana (1)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (7)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (16)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (7)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (3)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (9)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (6)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (11)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/etc (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

1/2 July 2011: total 87, species 39 (Min 11.6C, Max 9.4C, increasing cloud cover, calm). I have had a week in sunny Devon, where a lot of new moths turned up. I hope to add them to the image galleries asap.

Large Twist 0977 Archips podana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Cnephasia spp. (1)
Yellow Oak Button 1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (1)
Bramble Shoot 1175 Epiblema uddmanniana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (15)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Rush veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (2)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
July Highflier 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (10)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Burnished Brass 2434 Diachrysia chrysitis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)