30 September/1 October: total 43 species 8, (Min 9.9, Max 14.9C, zero stars, calm, no dew). After another day spent in South London, the light was not turned on until very late. Having further thoughts on the yellow underwings, their habits as recorded earlier must account for the amount of earth and grit, sometimes surprisingly large bits of grit, that appear in the moth trap. I still find it difficult to associate moths actually spending most of their time lurking on the ground.

Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (30)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Beaded Chestnut, 2267 Agrochola lychnidis (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)

28/29 September: total 152 species 16, (Min 12.7, Max 13.9C, zero stars, breezy, no dew but earlier light showers). The Large Yellow Underwings are certainly not flying in to the light. They have been hidden in crevices and cracks all day, under plastic compost bags and in dark corners, particularly in the greenhouse. Tickle one out of a crack and several others follow. The Lunar Underwings tend to rest on bare earth or gravel, their cryptic markings making them hard to spot. The same goes for the Setacious Hebrew Characters, but the Braod-bordered Yellow Underwings rest in the trap, or on the tomato plants, clear for all to see.

Red Birch Slender 0283 Caloptilia betulicola (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (2)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella(4)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (11)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (7)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (61)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (18)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (6)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (4)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (26)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

27/28 September: total 152 species 16, (Min 11.4, Max 11.9C, zero stars, calm, very slight dew). Large Yellow Underwings are as common as muck in my garden, but they are a most interesting species to study. Once a colony has built up, they remain in the garden for quite some considerable time and it is the way that they rest that interests me. At first glance you may be forgiven for thinking that they are not around, that is, until you look closer at the bare earth, particulalrly around the edges of the greenhouse, and then you can see large numbers of them, frequently in a very small area. Last night I counted twenty in an area measuring about 18 inches long by three inches wide. Their colour blends in so well with bare earth and brown vegetation, so I have to look quite hard to spot them. It intrigues me that several actually appear to be living under the greenhouse, crawling out of tiny crevices, where the earth has dried and pulled back from the base. One moment there are none in sight, the next there are several emerging into view, undoubtedly attracted by my headtorch.

Red Birch Slender 0283 Caloptilia betulicola (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (3)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (9)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (85)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (14)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (21)
Sallow 2274 Xanthia icteritia (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (3)

26/27 September: total 144 species 20, (Min 9.2, Max 12.4C, zero stars, calm, dew). Autumn is starting and the yellow underwings are aging fast before my eyes. They will soon all be gone for another year.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (4)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (14)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (3)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (55)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (14)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (35)
Barred Sallow 2272 Xanthia aurago (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyrra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

25/26 September: total 168 species 17, (Min 14.5, Max 16.2C, zero stars, calm after slight shower). Another autumnal record! What a good mothing year this is turning out to be.

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (34)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (62)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (23)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Brindled Green 2248 Dryobotodes eremita (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (24)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (4)
Frosted Orange 2364 Gortyna flavago (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)

24/25 September: total 129 species 17, (Min 12.0, Max 13.1C, medium- stars, calm, dew). Totting up the night's catch over breakfast, I was delighted to see a Hummingbird Hawk-moth nectaring on the verbena bonariensis by the garden pond. Last night was a record catch for so late in September - a very encouraging sign!

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (18)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1984 Macroglossum stellatarum (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (48)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (10)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (33)
Sallow 2274 Xanthia icteritia (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (4)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

23/24 September: total 47 species 5, (Min 9.3, Max 12.2C, medium stars, scant breeze). After over a week away in Devon and South London without turning on a single moth light, it is back to business as normal! On the other hand, the light did not get turned on until quite late - 22:30, which meant that the catch was lower than it would otherwise have been.

Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (25)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

13/14 September: total 184 species 30, (Min 10.2, Max 17.0C, zero stars, slight breeze, heavy rain). They fled (flew?) into the Moth Hotel, cowering away from all that rain!

Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (17)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (78)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (11)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (12)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (8)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (10)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (14)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)

12/13 September: total 255 species 38, (Min 13.1 - at 22.30 - Max 16.5C, zero stars, flat still calm, slight dew). Just when I thought things were calming down along comes the highest catch of the year! As fopr all those underwings....

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Ash Bud 0449 Prays fraxinella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (15)
Notch-wing Button 1062 Acleris emargana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (11)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (116)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (16)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (25)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (17)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (3)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyrra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (5)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Pinion-streaked Snout 2484 Schrankia costaesstrigalis (1)

11/12 September: total 90 species 19, (Min 12.5C, Max 13.1C, zero stars, calm, rain, sometimes heavy). Moth numbers are bouncing around all over the place.

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (15)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (32)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (8)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (12)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (4)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

10/11 September: total 188 species 28, (Min 11.0C, Max 12.4C, zero stars, breezy, no dew). What an incredible bounce back! A most interesting sight last night was the arrival of about twenty five Large Yellow Underwings, all flying into a spot adjacent to the greenhouse, measuring approx. nine inches square. Some were crawling into crevices in the earth, others hiding under vegetation. All were potted up. You can imagine my surprise then, when this morning I recorded approx. forty assorted moths, mostly underwings, inside the greenhouse under one of the benches, resting on the bare earth, again all confined within a very small space. It was almost like a swarm. I have never witnessed this before.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (2)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (13)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (4)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (6)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (77)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (17)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (18)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (14)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (6)

9/10 September: total 80 species 17, (Min 7.7C, Max 11.3C, medium- stars, slight breeze, everywhere wet).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (35)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (11)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (10)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)

8/9 September: total 48 species 13, (Min 6.9C, Max 8.5C, medium stars, calm, after daytime thunder storms and rain, heavy showers persisted overnight). An unpleasant night for the moths, made worse by the early morning depredations of the local robin and blackbird. Night time temperatures now seem to be on a defined downwards spiral. Nasty!

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (7)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (11)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (3)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

7/8 September: total 89 species 19, (Min 7.6C, Max 9.7C, medium stars, calm, heavy dew, some overnight rain). Autumn is definitely upon us once again and I suspect the major excitement of our glorious summer is now behind us! It may be some years before we get another such summer.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (2)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (40)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (18)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

6/7 September: total 76 species 18, (Min 9.5C, Max 10.3C, medium stars, calm, heavy dew, overnight rain). The sudden forcast drop in temperature materialised and autumn looms! The moths don't like it either!

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (2)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (31)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (10)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (5)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (9)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)

5/6 September: total 236 species 45, (Min 13.4C, Max 17.2C, medium stars, breezy, no dew, rain by morning). The promised weather change appears to have arrived with quite heavy rain and cooler day-time temperatures.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (3)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (3)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (9)
Brindled Flat-body 0697 Agonopterix arenella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (33)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (5)
Garden Pebble 1356 Evergestis forficalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (2)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Cypress Pug 1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (7)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (59)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (21)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (6)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (10)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (14)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Centre-barred Sallow 2269 Atethmia centrago (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyrra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Flounced Rustic 2353 Luperina testacea (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (6)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

4/5 September: total 203 species 42, (Min 13.1C, Max 15.7C, medium stars, calm, heavy dew). Another bounce to over the 200 mark, but these days must now surely be numbered, as we are promised much lower temperatures and heavy rain.

Carrion Moth 0228 Monopis weaverella (1)
Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner 0366a Cameraria ohridella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (20)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (10)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (5)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (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 (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (14)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (57)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (18)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (6)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (16)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (9)

3/4 September: total 141 species 26, (Min 11.1C, Max 15.6C, zero stars, calm, dew).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (8)
Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (22)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (8)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (9)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (7)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (23)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (9)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (7)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (13)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (9)

2/3 September: total 78 species 26, (Min 12.0C, Max 15.4C, medium stars, calm, dew). I missed a night, being in South London, where the Jersey Tigers are now all but at an end for another year, and so the light was not switched on until quite late, perhaps explaining the low count.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (5)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (4)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (17)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (6)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (2)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (9)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)

31 August/1 September: total 186 species 42, (Min 7.4C, Max 12.4C, medium- stars, calm, no dew). Considering how cold it was last night, moth numbers held up very well indeed and, in fact, our County Moth Recorder tells me that this is the best mothing year for decades, although he too has recorded little to excite the senses. It was, therefore, great to record a new garden species, an immigrant Vestal Moth.

Carrion Moth 0228 Monopis weaverella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (6)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (2)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (4)
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner 0366a Cameraria ohridella (1)
Common Groundling 0765 Teleiodes vulgella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Marbled Conch 0954 Eupoecilia augustana (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (10)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (9)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (17)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
*New Species* Vestal 1716 Rhodometra sacraria (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (8)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (7)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (40)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (7)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (10)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (17)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Old Lady 2300 Mormo maura (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)

30/31 August: total 253 species 48, (Min 15.1C, Max 16.8C, zero stars, slight breeze, no dew). At the moment it is just about counting endless moths - just about numbers, with not a great deal to excite the blood. I have become a "moth auditor", a mothing accountant!

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (2)
Common Slender 0293 Caloptilta syringella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (3)
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner 0366a Cameraria ohridella (2)
Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Square Spot Crest 0858 Hypatima rhomboidella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Marbled Conch 0954 Eupoecilia augustana (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (26)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (22)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (11)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (5)
Double-striped Knot-horn 1433 Cryptoblabes bistriga (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (3)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (18)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (13)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (11)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (31)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (28)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (16)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (3)
Oak Nycteoline 2423 Nycteola revayana (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (6)

29/30 August: total 201 species 42, (Min 14.2C, Max 14.9C, medium stars, a still calm night, slight dew developing).

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (8)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (1)
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner 0366a Cameraria ohridella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Marbled Conch 0954 Eupoecilia augustana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (19)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Pine Leaf-mining Moth 1207 Clavigesta purdeyi (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (11)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (12)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (4)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (7)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (15)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (9)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (35)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (10)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (10)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (7)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (10)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyrra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (2)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (5)

28/29 August: total 140 species 37, (Min 10.1C, Max 12.9C, medium stars, slight breeze, heavy dew). I had another night off, as I had to leave early yesterday morning for the Romney Marsh, the place where I was born. I had hoped to see a very special moth - a Cynaeda dentalis - which closely resembles an ear of grass, but was disappointed, having to make do with the green and purple-eyed monster shown below - a Chrysops relictus.

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (2)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (9)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (2)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (3)
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner 0366a Cameraria ohridella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (13)
Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (12)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (7)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (12)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (19)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyrra berbera ssp. svenssoni (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (3)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (8)

26/27 August: total 213 species 45, (Min 9.7C, Max 12.7C, medium- stars, calm, heavy dew). Nothing much to get excited about, but another bumper "crop".

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (8)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Marbled Conch 0954 Eupoecilia augustana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (9)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (6)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (14)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (13)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (5)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (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 (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (9)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (9)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (12)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (31)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (6)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (14)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (4)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Dark Spectacle 2449 Abrostola triplasia (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (23)

25/26 August: total 227 species 44, (Min 13.4C, Max 15.1C, zero stars, dead flat calm, heavy dew). Just when you think things may be calming down, back they swarm and smack you in the yes (or ears!). Another new garden species, a suspected Rush Marble 1111 Bactra lancealana and although this can be a confusion species, I think my habitat points to this particular species.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (7)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (5)
Leek Moth 0473 Acrolepiopsis assectella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (19)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
*New Species* Rush Marble 1111 Bactra lancealana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (21)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (12)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Chequered Pearl 1358 Evergestis pallidata (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (4)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (12)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (5)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Lesser Swallow Prominent 2006 Pheosia gnoma (1)
Coxcomb Prominent 2008 Ptilodon capucina (1)
Black Arches 2033 Lymantria monacha (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (15)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (14)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (21)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (4)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (14)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (3)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (4)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (21)

24/25 August: total 58 species 18, (Min 11.8C, Max 14.9C, zero stars, windy, rain). Back to earth with a bump! Look at the difference a couple of nights away make combined with rain. On the other hand, a night in South London produced 28 Jersey Tiger Moths, the majority of which were ab. lutescens and my first encounter with Straw Underwings (eight of them!).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Pale Straw Pearl 1388 Udea lutealis (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
August Thorn 1912 Ennomos quercinaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (19)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (6)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)

21/22 August: total 246 species 48, (Min 15.0C, Max 16.4C, zero stars, calm, showers). What a great mothing summer this is turning out to be!

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (3)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (3)
Marbled Conch 0954 Eupoecilia augustana (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (9)
Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (20)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (21)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (10)
Hemp-agrimony Plume 1517 Adaina microdactyla (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (4)
Blood-vein 1682 Timandra comae (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Pug 1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (7)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (21)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (13)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (38)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (2)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (3)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (3)
Marbled Green 2295 Cryphia muralis muralis (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (14)
Flounced Rustic 2353 Luperina testacea (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (24)

20/21 August: total 136 species 38, (Min 8.7C, Max 12.7C, medium stars, calm, dew, full moon). A nationally scarce B moth, a Mocha, turned up last night, my 600th species (see image below).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (4)
Wainscot Smudge 0455 Ypsolopha scabrella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Common Groundling 0765 Teleiodes vulgella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (2)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (16)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (14)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (6)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
*New Species* Mocha 1676 Cyclophora annularia (1)
Blood-vein 1682 Timandra comae (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (2)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (6)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (21)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (3)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (13)

19/20 August: total 206 species 34, (Min 9.5C, Max 14.6C, medium stars, slight breeze, full moon). After a few days away up North (mothless), my nose is back to the grindstone!

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
House Groundling 0789 Bryotropha domestica (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (4)
Bee Moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Dotted Oak Knot-horn 1452 Phycita roborella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (4)
Blood-vein 1682 Timandra comae (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (3)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (9)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (8)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (20)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Square-spot Rustic 2134 Xestia xanthographa (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (5)

14/15 August: total 217 species 53, (Min 16.5C, Max 16.6C, zero stars, slight breeze, intermittent drizzle). OK! So, what di I know? Apparently, nothing! Having stated that I felt numbers were now on a downwards trend, last night they rebounded and hit a high for the year. There was a steady stream of moths attracted to the light; on and on they came, until I tired and went to bed. In the morning there was a great haul of moths in and around the trap, in addition to the hundred+ already potted up.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (4)
Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (2)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
House Groundling 0789 Bryotropha domestica (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (7)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (3)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Dark-triangle Button 1038 Acleris laterana (3)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (26)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (23)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (7)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Oak Hook-tip 1646 Watsonalla binaria (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (2)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Yellow-barred Brindle 1883 Acasis viretata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Canary-shouldered Thorn 1913 Ennomos alniaria (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Black Arches 2033 Lymantria monacha (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (3)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (7)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (20)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (3)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg.  (6)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (10)
Dark Spectacle 2449 Abrostola triplasia (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (13)

13/14 August: total 81, species 29, (Min 8.8C, Max 13.7C, medium stars, calm after early evening rain). The number of species plummeted in line with the colder and wetter conditions, but a new garden species turned up - a Birch Mocha, only the second Mocha species to have been recorded here, the other one being a False Mocha as long ago as 2007.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (5)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora agg. (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (12)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (6)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (6)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
*New Species* Birch Mocha 1677 Cyclophora albipunctata (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (5)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (8)
Knot Grass 2289 Acronicta rumicis (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg. (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

12/13 August: total 91, species 40, (Min 10.9C, Max 13.3C, medium+ stars, breezy but declining, no dew). I just cannot fathom out these ebbs and flows of the micros at the moment. After such a wonderful moth-filled summer, it was inevitable that numbers would start to dip. Shame though!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (3)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
House Groundling 0789 Bryotropha domestica (1)
Four-spotted Obscure agg. 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta agg(1).
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (4)
London Dowd 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (10)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (7)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (3)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (14)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg.  (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

11/12 August: total 105, species 43, (Min 11.4C, Max 13.4C, medium stars, almost dead calm, no dew). The micros retreateth again!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Purple Argent 0422 Argyresthia albistria (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Dark-triangle Button 1038 Acleris laterana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (6)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (6)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (4)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Hypsopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata f. insulata (1)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (8)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (18)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common Rustic agg. 2343 Mesapamea secalis agg.  (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

10/11 August: total 102, species 41, (Min 13.2C, Max 15.1C, medium- stars, scant breeze, no dew). The micros returneth!

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (2)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (3)
New Oak Slender 0287 Caloptilia robustella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
House Groundling 0789 Bryotropha domestica (3)
Four-spotted Obscure 0870 Oegoconia quadripuncta (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Dark-triangle Button 1038 Acleris laterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (19)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Peach Blossom 1652 Thyatira batis (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (5)
Poplar Hawkmoth 1981 Laothoe populi (1)
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palpina (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta insula (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (6)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (5) 
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (4)

9/10 August: total 82, species 31, (Min 12.3C, Max 15.7C, medium- stars, slight breeze, no dew). After three nights away in the Midlands, a significant fall in the number of moths with, considering the good mothing conditions, a surprising lack of micros.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (8)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (2)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (4)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (5)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (14)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Small Square-spot 2123 Diarsia rubi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (4)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

5/6 August: total 121, species 52, (Min 10.3C, Max 15.4C, medium- stars, slight breeze, dew). With declining night temperatures come fewer moths, albeit we are still recording well in excess of 100 every night. This has been a most unusual year - the busiest July and early August ever, and don't I know it. I am tired!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (2)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Ribwort Slender 0294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (4)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Cnephasia ssp. (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (32)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (3)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Rush Veneer 1398 Nomophila noctuella (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (4)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (6)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

4/5 August: total 143, species 53, (Min 14.9C, Max 16.3C, zero stars, calm). On what should have been an excellent mothing night, especially for the micros, it was a very slow start indeed, with only 25 moths potted up before I went to bed, but fortunately things later picked up and I have logged another garden first.

Carrion Moth 0228 Monopis weaverella (1)
Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (3)
Small Red Slender 0284 Caloptilia rufipennella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Ribwort Slender 0294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella (6)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
*New Species* Purple Argent 0422 Argyresthia albistria (2)
Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (2)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (5)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (3)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (21)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grass-veneer 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Canary-shouldered Thorn 1913 Ennomos alniaria (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (4)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Pebble Prominent 2003 Notodonta ziczac (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (2)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Hoary Footman 2045 Eilema caniola (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (2)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (3)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (2)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (5)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (8)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (12)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

3/4 August: total 134, species 56, (Min 11.5C, Max 14.2C, medium- stars, slight breeze, heavy dew, cooling quickly). Another garden first, and yet another micro moth.

Carrion Moth 0228 Monopis weaverella (1)
Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
*New Species* Scarce Alder Slender 0289 Caloptilia falconipennella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Cnephasia ssp. (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button 1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (1)
Bud Moth 1205 Spilonota ocellana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (35)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Common Grass-veneer, 1305 Agriphila tristella (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Common Pug 1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Black Arches 2033 Lymantria monacha (2)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (4)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (5)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (10) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (3)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

2/3 August: total 155, species 56, (Min 14.2C, Max 16.9C, zero stars, calm, slight dew, further random thunder storms during the night).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (3)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (2)
Apple Ermine 0426 Yponomeuta malinellus (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Large Clover Case-bearer 0516 Coleophora trifolii (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Cnephasia ssp. (2)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button 1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (2)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Variable Bell 1156 Epinotia solandriana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (26)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (7)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (3)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Lime-speck Pug 1825 Eupithecia centaureata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Shuttle-shaped Dart 2092 Agrotis puta puta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (9)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (4)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (5)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (7)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (6)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)

1/2 August: total 162, species 54 (Min 14.1C, Max 20.5C, medium stars, breezy, random thunder storms). After another amazing night in South London recording 25 Jersey Tiger Moths (well down on 2 years ago, but nevertheless a most rewarding spectacle), 6 Ruby Tiger Moths and 4 Tree-lichen Beauties, I returned to notch up two more garden firsts. It is one of the great delights in life to watch moths such as the Jersey Tigers floating around in brilliant sunshine, possibly only surpassed by Silver-washed Fritillary butterflies. As for yet another first, not just one Tree-lichen Beauty, but four, although the first was remarkably marked.

Caloptilia spp. (1)
Coleophora spp. (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Common Groundling 0765 Teleiodes vulgella (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Yellow-spot Twist 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (1)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (2)
Bramble Shoot 1175 Notocelia uddmanniana (1)
*New Species* Sycamore Piercer 1233 Pammene aurita (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (37)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Elder Pearl 1378 Phlyctaenia coronata (1)
*New Species*
Ochreous Pearl 1385 Anania crocealis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (5)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (9)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (10)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Copper Underwing 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (13)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (8)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (6)

30/31 July: total 178, species 50 (Min 14.2C, Max 17.2C, zero stars, windy, rain by morning). What an incredible month it has been, breaking all my garden records in terms of overall moth numbers and species.

Red Birch Slender 0283 Caloptilia betulicola (1)
Ribwort Slender 0294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella (1)
Cypress-tip Moth 0409b Argyresthia cupressella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (35)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Rusty Dot Pearl 1395 Udea ferrugalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (8)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (5)
Oak Hook-tip 1646 Watsonalla binaria (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (3)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Flame Carpet 1722 Xanthorhoe designata (1)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (7)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Pine Hawkmoth 1978 Hyloicus pinastri (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (2)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Dot Moth 2155 Melanchra perscariae (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (17)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (4)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (8)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (9)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma f. gammina (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

29/30 July: total 149, species 52 (Min 13.2C, Max 14.6C, medium stars, windy, heavy dew followed by rain). A fairly bland catch, except for the lovely second generation Pale Prominent putting in an appearance.

Lime Bent-wing 0273 Bucculatrix thoracella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (2)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (4)
Cnephasia ssp. (2)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (27)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (6)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
White-spotted Pug 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (6)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Pale Prominent 2011 Pterostoma palpina (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Hoary Footman 2045 Eilema caniola (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2110 Noctua fimbriata (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Lychnis 2173 Hadena bicruris (1)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (2)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (18)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (7)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (4)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma f. gammina (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

28/29 July: total 211, species 55 (Min 15.6C, Max 16.6C, medium- stars, very windy). Thankfuilly,the wind kept many of the micros away and so today's catch was catalogued in quick time (for a blessed change)!

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (4)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (4)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Yellow-faced Bell 1174 Notocelia cynosbatella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (28)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (19)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (4)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (2)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (16)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (5)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (2)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (3)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Dark/Grey Dagger 2283 Acronicta tridens/psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (4)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (30)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (3)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (13)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma f. gammina (1)
Herald 2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (1)

27/28 July: total 163, species 46 (Min 13.8C, Max 17.6C, zero stars, scant breeze and at long last steady prolonged rain). I am getting moth weary - a surfeit of moths, and so an opportunity to spend a day with the dragonfly group proved to be a most welcome respite. We saw some cracking good species too, including such Sussex rarities as the Emerald Damselfly, Small Red Damselfly and Keeled Skimmer (see The Sussex Wildlifer web site for images of these).

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (4)
Coleophora spp. (3)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button 1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (1)
Epinotia ssp. (1)
Variable Bell 1156 Epinotia solandriana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (24)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (16)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (3)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (4)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (5)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Red twin-spot Carpet 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia (1)
Common Carpet 1738 Epirrhoe alternata alternata (2)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Purple Thorn 1919 Selenia tetralunaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Buff-tip 1994 Phalera bucephala (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Buff Footman 2049 Eilema depressa (1)
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2111 Noctua janthe (1)
Least Yellow Underwing 2112 Noctua interjecta (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (38)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
Clouded Brindle 2327 Apamea epomidion (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Rosy Minor 2342 Mesoligia literosa (1)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (7)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma f. gammina (1)
Spectacle 2450 Abrostola tripartita (1)

26/27 July: total 163, species 57 (Min 12.8C, Max 17.5C, medium- stars, still, no dew).

As the season progresses I watch the subtly changing patterns. One day a shed load of one species, the next almost none are left. I enjoyed another of those still, almost starless, nights when the moths effortlessly float in. Sometimes it is possible to hear one of the large Hawkmoths approaching from quite a long distance away, such is the clatter made by the wings, but last night it was not to be.

Many will try to id the moths in situ, whilst others, like me, will pot them up, photograph them and then id them on a large monitor screen, a huge benefit with the micro moths. I have, at the age of 70, just been diagnosed with macular degeneration, so my mothing days may be numbered. The truth is that UV light is not good for the eyes!

This year I have had a change of tactics, using my MV light more than the twin Actinics, but how can I know which is best, particuklalrly in a year as perverse as this one. I sense that many more species have come to the light.

The changing patterns of the micros puzzle me - I can understand that very small moths dislike strong winds and rain, but sometimes seemingly suitable nights prove a disappointment. I expected a flood of them last night, but perversely many species stayed away.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (5)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (4)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (3)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (4)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (3)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 0969 Pandemis corylana (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Diamond-back Marble 1113 Eudemis profundana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (24)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer 1309 Agriphila geniculea (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (4)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (4)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (7)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (10)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (1)
Small Rivulet 1803 Perizoma alchemillata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (4)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (5)
Purple Thorn 1919 Selenia tetralunaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (8)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (3)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Dot Moth 2155 Melanchra perscariae (2)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Coronet 2291 Craniophora ligustri (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (4)
Vines Rustic 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

25/26 July: total 152, species 55 (Min 13.5C, Max 15.0C, medium stars, calm, heavy dew). It was with great surprise that I recorded yesterday's two stars again. In my experience hawkmoths hardly, if ever, hang around for a second night. By 23.00 I had only scooped up a mere 25 moths and thought that the catch might be lower than in recent days, but need not have worried (if indeed worry is the right word - I might welcome a bit of a rest!).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (10)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Cnephasia ssp. (1)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (1)
Regal Piercer 1234 Pammene regiana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (23)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Elder Pearl 1378 Phlyctaenia coronata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (2)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (2)
Ash-bark Knot-horn 1470 Euzophera pinguis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (9)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Small Phoenix 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata (2)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Bordered Beauty 1907 Epione repandaria (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Purple Thorn 1919 Selenia tetralunaria (1)
Scalloped Oak 1921 Crocallis elinguaria (1)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (11)
Pine Hawkmoth 1978 Hyloicus pinastri (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (2)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (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 (11)
Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (7)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Nut-tree Tussock 2425 Colocasia coryli f. medionigra (1)

24/25 July: total 233, species 60 (Min 14.5C, Max 16.4C, zero stars, scant breeze, overnight rain). WOW! Two great new species for the garden. There I was checking out "moth alley", aka the gap between the "Moth Hotel" and the fence, when I was aware of this really large moth resting wings outstretched on the fence. It was still there moments later when I returned with a pot. The dreaded Case-bearers have started to emerge indoors for the second year prompting an immediate retaliatory reaction!

Skin Moth 0227 Monopis laevigella (1)
Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (77)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (5)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Yellow Oak Button 1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (1)
Cnephasia ssp. Epinotia ssp. (1)
Epinotia ssp. (1)
Orange Spotted Shoot 1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (4)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (35)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (5)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Chequered Pearl 1358 Evergestis pallidata (1)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Grey Knot-horn 1439 Trachycera advenella (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (3)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (13)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
*New Species* Bordered Beauty 1907 Epione repandaria (1)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
*New Species* Pine Hawkmoth 1978 Hyloicus pinastri (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (2)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (5)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (5)
Coronet 2291 Craniophora ligustri (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

23/24 July: total 166, species 58 (Min 13.1C, Max 17.6C, zero stars, slight breeze). An interesting pupa found in the greenhouse two months ago has hatched out into a pristine Lesser Yellow Underwing.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Small Red Slender 0284 Caloptilia rufipennella (1)
White-triangle Slender 0288 Caloptilia stigmatella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (5)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (7)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (2)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (2)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (29)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (11)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (4)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remut)ata (13)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Dingy Shell 1874 Euchoeca nebulata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (3)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (4)
Dark Sword-grass 2091 Agrotis ipsilon (1)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
White-point 2194 Mythimna albipuncta (1)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Sycamore 2279 Acronicta aceris (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (10)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (5)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (3)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

22/23 July: total 204, species 66 (Min 17.6C, Max 21.8C, zero stars, calm, 5 mins of rain overnight!). And still they come....!

Bird's Nest Moth 0247 Tinea trinotella (1)
Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Small Red Slender 0284 Caloptilia rufipennella (1)
Yellow-triangle Slender 0286 Caloptilia alchimiella (2)
White-triangle Slender 0288 Caloptilia stigmatella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (4)
Coleophora spp. (3)
Lesser Tawny Tubic 0640 Batia lunaris (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (5)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (3)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (2)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (3)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Marbled Cosmet 0888 Mompha propinquella (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (3)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (2)
Broad-blotch Drill 1274 Dichrorampha alpinana (2)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (26)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (19)
Marsh Grey 1336 Eudonia pallida (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (5)
Small Purple & Gold 1361 Pyrausta aurata (2)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (3)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (7)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (5)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (13)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
V-Pug 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (12)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (7)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (3)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
Poplar Grey 2278 Acronicta megacephala (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (3)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (7)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (3)

21/22 July: total 182, species 63 (Min 13.8C, Max 19.9C, zero stars, calm, bright full moon). The micro onslaught continues... Plus a beautiful White Plume, really living up to its name.

Small Red Slender 0284 Caloptilia rufipenella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (4)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (3)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (3)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Bramble Shoot 1175 Notocelia uddmanniana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (9)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (34)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (8)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (5)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Double-striped Tabby 1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
Thicket Knot-horn 1438 Trachycera suavella (1)
White Plume 1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (14)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Phoenix 1754 Eulithis prunata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (6)
Dingy Shell 1874 Euchoeca nebulata (1)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (5)
Yellow-tail 2030 Euproctis similis (1)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (2)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Clay 2193 Mythimna ferrago (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (11)
Lesser Common Rustic 2343a Mesapamea didyma (2) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

20/21 July: total 129, species 56 (Min 13.8C, Max 17.2C, zero stars, still very windy). A sluggish start to the night, but still topping the hundred mark. In fact, total counts have now exceeded 100 for the past 16 nights, a record for my garden. The trouble is, such an inundation of micros is taking its toll on my sleep and I am feeling very tired indeed.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Small Red Slender 0284 Caloptilia rufipenella (1)
*New Species* White-triangle Slender 0288 Caloptilia stigmatella (2)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (1)
Lesser Tawny Tubic 0640 Batia lunaris (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Syncopacma sp. (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Dingy Dowd 0873 Blastobasis adustella (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Cnephasia ssp. (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (3)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (9)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (7)
Chequered Pearl 1358 Evergestis pallidata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (10)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Clay 2193 Mythimna ferrago (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (15)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Pale Mottled Willow 2389 Paradrina clavipalpis (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

19/20 July: total 155, species 60 (Min 14.5C, Max 18.0C, medium stars, very windy, overnight dew). The moth onslaught this month is relentless and I am beginning to feel very tired, my day inevitably spent trying to identify all these micros, my late nights and early mornings potting up and releasing moths. A red-letter night with two rare micros turning up, Dark-bordered Pearl 1356a Evergestis limbata and Chequered Pearl 1358 Evergestis pallidata, the former turning up in exactly the same week as the only previous record.

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Oak bent-wing 0274 Bucculatrix ulmella (1)
Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (4)
Syncopacma sp. (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (2)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (3)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (3)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (3)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (5)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (4)
Bramble Shoot 1175 Notocelia uddmanniana (1)
Hoary Bell 1201 Eucosma cana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Dark-bordered Pearl 1356a Evergestis limbata (1)
Chequered Pearl 1358 Evergestis pallidata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (4)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
May Highflyer 1778 Hydriomena impluviata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Early Thorn 1917 Selenia dentaria (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Buff-tip 1994 Phalera bucephala (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (4)
Varied Coronet 2170 Hadena compta (1)
Poplar Grey 2278 Acronicta megacephala (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (2)
Marbled Beauty 2293 Cryphia domestica (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (22)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (2)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1) 
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)

18/19 July: total 202, species 73 (Min 12.9C, Max 17.3C, medium stars, windy, bright moon). Despite a strong wind and bright moon, it turned out to be an excellent mothing night. The Dark Arches were their usual thuggish selves, battering me for over an hour, this in contrast to when they were released in the morning, when they wandered aimlessly over the ground. Quite strange behaviour!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Golden Argent 0411 Argyresthia goedartella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Coleophora spp. (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (5)
Syncopacma sp. (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (2)
London Dowd 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (3)
Common Yellow Conch 0937 Agapeta hamana (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (2)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (3)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Timothy Tortrix 0989 Aphelia paleana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (3)
Garden Rose Button 1048 Acleris variegana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (5)
Acorn Piercer 1236 Pammene fasciana (3)
*New Species* Broad-blotch Drill 1274 Dichrorampha alpinana (2)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (15)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (14)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Elder Pearl 1378 Phlyctaenia coronata (2)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (2)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Mother of Pearl 1405 Pleuroptya ruralis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (4)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (3)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Blood-vein 1682 Timandra comae (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (8)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (6)
Scorched Carpet 1888 Ligdia adustata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (5)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (2)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (32)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (3)
Lesser Common Rustic 2343a Mesapamea didyma  (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

17/18 July: total 187, species 62 (Min 14.2C, Max 17.8C, medium to zero stars, calm, heavy dew by morning). I have to admit to a certain joy of calm, still nights and an immense pleasure of seeing the return of so many old friends. Not, that is, the actual moths, but the same species and so many indeed turn up in the same week every year (even some which appear on the same day), that is, until this year when so many have been as much as three weeks behind schedule. Discovering this hidden world of moths has been an immense pleasure, with the thrill of recording something new always on my mind. Then there is always the discovery of a pristine, well-marked micro moth, guaranteed to lift the spirits.

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Cypress-tip Moth 0409b Argyresthia cupressella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (6)
Garden Lance-wing 0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (3)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (4)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (6)
Yellow-spot Twist 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (2)
Rusty Oak/Birch Button 1044/1045 Acleris ferrugana/notana (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (2)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (6)
Nut Bud Moth 1139 Epinotia tenerana (1)
Bramble Shoot 1175 Notocelia uddmanniana (1)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (12)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (10)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (5)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (4)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (5)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (4)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (2)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (11)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Twin-spot Carpet 1809 Perizoma didymata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (5)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (3)
Scarce Footman 2047 Eilema complana (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (3)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (22)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

16/17 July: total 170, species 59 (Min 13.3C, Max 19.1C, zero stars, calm). With continuing high night temperatures we are encountering greatly increased numbers of micro moths and these add significantly to id and recording times. So, catch up time again!

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (3)
Garden Lance-wing 0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella (1)
Coleophora spp. (2)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Syncopacma sp. (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (4)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (4)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Plum Tortrix 1082 Hedya pruniana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (9)
Bright Bell 1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana (2)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Twenty-plume 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (17)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (5)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Elder Pearl 1378 Phlyctaenia coronata (1)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (2)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (10)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (4)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Common Footman 2050 Eilema lurideola (1)
Buff Ermine 2061 Spilosoma luteum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (25)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (4)
Beautiful Hook-tip 2473 Laspeyria flexula (2)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

15/16 July: total 124, species 55 plus 5 unidentified micro moths (Min 14.1C, Max 17.9C, zero stars, calm). The moth trap was not turned on until late, as we were heading back from Nunhead in 25 degrees late at night! One new moth from Nunhead was a Large Clothes Moth (see below) - only hope we have not brought any home with us on our clothes! We can certainly do without that, thank you very much!

Coleophora spp. (1)
Lesser Tawny Tubic 0640 Batia lunaris (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Common Yellow Conch 0937 Agapeta hamana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Green Oak Tortrix 1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Maple Button 1036 Acleris forsskaleana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (4)
Bright Bell 1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana (1)
Acorn Piercer 1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (10)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Straw Grass-veneer 1304 Agriphila straminella (2)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Rosy Tabby 1424 Endotricha flammealis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Bright Bell 1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana(1)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (2)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Small Emerald 1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria (1)
Single-dotted Wave 1708 Idaea dimidiata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (7)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
Blue-bordered Carpet 1766 Plemyria rubiginata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (1)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (4)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Cabbage Moth 2154 Mamestra brassicae (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (22)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)
Rustic 2382 Hoplodrina blanda (4)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (1)
Herald 2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

13/14 July: total 185, species 62 (Min 13.6C, Max 17.0C, medium to zero stars, scant breeze to calm). Another new garden species, this time a Beautiful China-mark 1350 Nymphula stagnata.

Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (2)
Common Groundling 0765 Teleiodes vulgella (1)
Crescent Groundling 0774 Teleiodes luculella (1)
Marsh Dowd 0875a Blastobasis rebeli (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (2)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Yellow Oak Button 1032 Aleimma loeflingiana (2)
Green Oak Tortrix 1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Rhomboid Button 1042 Acleris Rhombana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Nut Bud Moth 1139 Epinotia tenerana (1)
Cock's-head Bell 1165 Zeiraphera isertana (1)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (2)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (14)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (17)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (4)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
*New Species* Beautiful China-mark 1350 Nymphula stagnata (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (6)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (3)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (5)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (4)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (4)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (4)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (4)
Clouded Border 1887 Lomaspilis marginata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (6)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (4)
Clouded Silver 1958 Lonographa temerata (1)
Poplar Hawkmoth 1981 Laothoe populi (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (4)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
Grey Dagger 2284 Acronicta psi (1)
Dun-bar 2318 Cosmia trapezina (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (16)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (2)
Scarce Silver-lines 2421 Bena bicolorana (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (3)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (2)

12/13 July: total 137, species 53 (Min 10.9C, Max 14.3C, medium stars, windy and feeling quite chilly after initial rapidly falling temperature). A lot of yellow and another new species for the garden, a Twin-spot Carpet.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Little Ermel 0438 Swammerdamia pyrella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Yellow-spot Twist 1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (2)
Holly Bell 1159 Rhopobota naevana (3)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (11)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Ground-moss Grey 1340 Eudonia truncicolella (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (7)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (4)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (3)
Small Dusty Wave 1707 Idaea seriata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (9)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (6)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (1)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
*New Species* Twin-spot Carpet 1809 Perizoma didymata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (3)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (3)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (4)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (2)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (2)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (3)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (17)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (4)
Marbled White Spot 2410 Protodeltote pygarga (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (5)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (3)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

11/12 July: total 100, species 36 (Min 9.7C, Max 12.6C, medium stars, windy and feeling quite chilly after initial rapidly falling temperature). A lot of yellow! The Great Oak Beauty also hung around for another night, a most welcome sight.

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Common Oak Case-bearer 0490 Coleophora lutipennella (1)
Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (3)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (4)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (3)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (1)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Small Blood-vein 1690 Scopula imitaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (8)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (7)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (5)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Great Oak Beauty 1943 Hypomecis roboraria (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (8)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (3)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (15)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (6)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

10/11 July: total 102, species 44 (Min 10.3C, Max 13.1C, medium stars, thin cloud, windy). A very welcome record of only the second Great Oak Beauty to visit the garden.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Bird-cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Hawthorn Moth 0450 Scythropia crataegella (2)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Orange Crest 0868 Helcystogramma rufescens (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (1)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (3)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Triangle-marked Roller 1115 Ancylis achatana (1)
Marbled Piercer 1260 Cydia splendana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (7)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (3)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (6)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (3)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella False (6)
Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (2)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (2)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
July Highflyer 1777 Hydriomena furcata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Great Oak Beauty 1943 Hypomecis roboraria (1)
Rosy Footman 2037 Miltochrista miniata (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (11)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (3)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (3)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

9/10 July: total 131, species 48 (Min 11.3C, Max 15.3C, medium stars, breezy). It takes a long time to catch up with posting daily catches in excess of 100 for several consecutive days, but I have made it at last! The process is also slowed down by having to examine a few dozen micro moths every day. My preference is to photograph them first and then have the benefit of my monitor screen to get an enlarged image. The trouble is that weather conditions are simply not conducive by the time I have gone through the entire catch, with intense sunshine making it difficult to get good quality images. So, I have to leave things until much later in the day and this in turn brings its own extra pressures on my time.

Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Bird Cherry Ermine 0424 Yponomeuta evonymella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Bryotropha spp, possibly Dark Groundling 0779 affinis or Dull Red Groundling 0782 senectella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (2)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (4)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (4)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Woodland Marble 1087 Orthotaenia undulana (5)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (4)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (2)
Small Grey 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (7)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (3)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (3)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (5)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (4)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (5)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Common White Wave 1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Buff-tip 1994 Phalera bucephala (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (5)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (16)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)
Small Fan-foot 2492 Herminia grisealis (1)

8/9 July: total 150, species 53 (Min 11.8C, Max 15.5C, medium stars, windy). After a day in London visiting family, I returned to another good haul of moths. Whilst in South London, I recorded my first European Corn Borer 1375 Ostrinia nubilalis (see image below).

Fulvous Clothes Moth 0246 Tinea semifulvella (1)
Apple Leaf Miner 0263 Lyonetia clerkella (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Common Yellow Conch 0937 Agapeta hamana (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (4)
Variegated Golden Tortrix 0980 Archips xylosteana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (2)
Cnephasia ssp. (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (5)
Acorn Piercer 1236 Pammene fasciana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (9)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (12)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (3)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Blood-vein 1682 Timandra comae (2)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (4)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (3)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (5)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (3)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Buff-tip 1994 Phalera bucephala (1)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (3)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (7)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (6)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Ingrailed Clay 2120 Diarsia mendica mendica (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (3)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (23)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (3)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (3)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (1)

6/7 July: total 128, species 49 (Min 12.2C, Max 14.3C, medium stars, calm, dew).

Gold-ribbon Argent 0410 Argyresthia brockeella (1)
Long-horned Flat-body 0658 Carcina quercana (1)
Four-spotted Obscure/Scarce Obscure 0870/0871 Oegoconia quadripuncta/deauratella (1)
Barred Twist 0970 Pandemis cerasana (5)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Privet Twist 0994 Clepsis consimilana (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (9)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Red-barred Tortrix 1010 Ditula angustiorana (5)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (4)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Pied Grey 1343 Eudonia delunella (1)
Small Grey, 1344 Eudonia mercurella  (2)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (4)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (3)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (2)
Small Fan-footed Wave 1702 Idaea biselata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Wormwood Pug 1830 Eupithecia absinthiata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (4)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (4)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (3)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Poplar Hawkmoth 1981 Laothoe populi (1)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Iron Prominent 2000 Notodonta dromedarius (1)
Dingy Footman 2044 Eilema griseola (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (10)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Purple Clay 2122 Diarsia brunnea (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (4)
Small Angle Shades 2305 Euplexia lucipara (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (2)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (3)
Green Silver-lines 2422 Pseudoips prasinana (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (8)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (2)
Fan-foot 2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis (2)

5/6 July: total 130, species 51 (min 9.0C, max 12.5C, medium+ stars, scant breeze, heavy dew). After a night up in South London (some nice pristine micros) I came back to face a tub full of moths! This included a new garden first, the unmistakable Blue-bordered Carpet, 1766 Plemyria rubiginata. I find that whenever I come across one Buff Arches, there is invariably a second only a short distance away, and so it proved to be yet again.

Large Long-horn 0140 Nematopogon swammerdamella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 0972 Pandemis heparana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (3)
Green Oak Tortrix 1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Plum Tortrix 1082 Hedya pruniana (1)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (2)
Bright Bell 1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana (1)
Codling Moth 1261 Cydia pomonella (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (11)
Common Grey 1334 Scoparia ambigualis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (3)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (2)
Common Lutestring 1657 Ochropacha duplaris (2)
Common Emerald 1669 Hemithea aestivaria (1)
Treble Brown Spot 1711 Idaea trigeminata (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (6)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Silver-ground Carpet 1727 Xanthorhoe montanata montanata (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
*New Species* Blue-bordered Carpet 1766 Plemyria rubiginata (1)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (6)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (2)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (1)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (5)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Buff Ermine 2061 Spilosoma luteum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (6)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (12)
Flame Shoulder 2102 Ochropleura plecta (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Green Arches 2138 Anaplectoides prasina (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Lychnis 2173 Hadena bicruris (1)
L-album Wainscot 2202 Mythimna l-album (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (4)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (5)

3/4 July: total 79, species 39 (min 9.6C, max 12.9C, medium stars, slight breeze, slight dew).

Large Long-horn 0140 Nematopogon swammerdamella (2)
Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (6)
Green Oak Tortrix 1033 Tortrix viridana (1)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (1)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (1)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (6)
Dusky Pearl 1390 Udea prunalis (1)
Olive Pearl 1392 Udea olivalis (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (2)
Buff Arches 1653 Habrosyne pyrritoides (1)
Maidens Blush 1680 Cyclophora punctaria (1)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata f. remutata (3)
Riband Wave 1713 Idaea aversata (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (2)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (3)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (3)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Buff Ermine 2061 Spilosoma luteum (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (4)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (10)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Double Square-spot 2128 Xestia triangulum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Small Angle Shades 2305 Euplexia lucipara (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (4)
Light Arches 2322 Apamea lithoxylaea (1)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (2)

2/3 July: total 85, species 41 (min 13.5C, max 14.3C, zero stars, very windy, rain overnight).

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)
Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (1)
Brown House-moth 0647 Hofmannophilia pseudospretella (1)
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 0977 Archips podana (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Barred Marble 1063 Celypha striana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (5)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (8)
Hook-streak Grass-veneer 1301 Crambus lathoniellus (1)
Small Grey, 1344 Eudonia mercurella (2)
Small Magpie 1376 Eurrhypara hortulata (1)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (2)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Yellow Shell 1742 Camptogramma bilineata bilineata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (4)
Common Pug 1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (2)
Green Pug 1860 Pasiphila rectangulata (2)
Double-striped Pug 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (4)
Swallow-tailed 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria (1)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (2)
Common White Wave 1955 Cabera pusaria (1)
Common Wave 1956 Cabera exanthemata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (4)
Elephant Hawkmoth 1991 Deilephila elpenor (1)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (1)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (4)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (9)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Common/Lesser Common Rustic 2343 Mesapamea secalis/didyma (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (2)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (3)

1/2 July: total 90, species 38 (min 9.6C, max 12.6C, zero stars, thick patchy cloud, breezy, heavy dew).

Azalea Leaf Miner 0285 Caloptilia azaleella (1)
Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (1)
Woundwort Case-bearer 0522 Coleophora lineolea (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Cinerous Groundling 0787 Bryotropha terrella (1)
London Dowd 0874 Blastobasis lacticolella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Large Ivy Twist 1002 Lozotaenia forsterana (1)
Green Oak Tortrix 1033 Tortrix viridana (3)
Common Marble 1076 Celypha lacunana (3)
Common Rose Bell 1177 Notocelia rosaecolana (1)
Garden Grass-veneer 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella (3)
Inlaid Grass-veneer 1294 Crambus pascuella (3)
Bee moth 1428 Aphomia sociella (1)
False Cacao Moth 1474 Ephestia parasitella unicolorella (1)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthodactylus (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (4)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Common Pug 1834 Eupithicea vulgata vulgata f. unicolor (1)
Brimstone 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata (7)
Peppered Moth 1931 Biston betularia (3)
Willow Beauty 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria (2)
Mottled Beauty 1941 Alcis repandata repandata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (3)
Turnip Moth 2087 Agrotis segetum (1)
Heart & Club 2088 Agrotis clavis (9)
Heart & Dart 2089 Agrotis exclamationis (7)
The Flame 2098 Axylia putris (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (2)
Common Wainscot 2199 Mythimna pallens (1)
Dark Arches 2321 Apamea monoglypha (6)
Marbled/Rufous/Tawny Minor 2337 Oligia strigilis/et al (1)
Uncertain 2381 Hoplodrina alsines (1)
Spectacle 2450 Abrostola tripartita (1)
Straw Dot 2474 Rivula sericealis (8)

There has been a lot of comment in the recent past about declining numbers of moths and butterflies. So, how has June 2013 been? Bad, and the future does not look very promising.

This is now my seventh year of moth recording and I have carried out a very basic number crunching exercise. As my first two years were using a very fundamental home-made trap, I have discounted the data relating to that period. I record the temperature at 22.30 every night I trap and then record the minimum overnight temperature. Occasionally, the temperature actually rises overnight and this has been taken into account.

There has been a marked decline this year in the numbers of moths recorded, both total catch numbers and species. It does not seem to be temperature related. The "start" temperature is bang on the 5-year average. There has been negligible variation in the minimum overnight temperature: the actuall variation is within 1 degree.

Now for the really bad news. The 5-year average daily total June "catch" is 77; this year it was only 50. The 5-year average daily species "catch" is 29; this year it was only 23 and, more worryingly, it is on a marked annual downward trend.

One factor influencing this year's stats has been the late emergence of many common species, in many cases by up to 2-3 weeks.

On a brighter note, there has also been a remarkable and welcome trend this year; I have been recording many species rarely seen in my garden over the years.

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