30 September/1 October 2015: total 21 species 11, (Min 7.2C, Max 10.6C, medium- stars, calm, dew). Only the 2nd specimen of an Orange Sallow turned up: nice moth!

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x4
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x4
Orange Sallow Tiliacea citrago 73.179 (Br. 2271) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1

28/29 September 2015: total 41 species 12, (Min not recordedC, Max 12.4C, zero stars, full moon, breezy). It was remarkably mild after a run of cold nights.

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) X6
Dark-triangle Button agg. Acleris laterana agg. 49.066 (Br. 1038) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x5
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x5
Large Ranunculus Polymixis flavicincta 73.237 (Br. 2252) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x12
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2

27/28 September 2015: total 26 species 10, (Min 6.3C, Max 9.7C, medium- stars, full moon, calm, eclipse of the moon!).

Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x10
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x3
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

26/27 September 2015: total 17 species 6, (Min 6.4C, Max 7.7C, zero stars, bright fullish moon, calm, dew).

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x10
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

25/26 September 2015: total 38 species 10, (Min 5.0C, Max 8.4C, medium- stars, moon, calm).

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Pink-barred Sallow Xanthia togata 73.181 (Br. 2273) x1
Sallow Cirrhia icteritia 73.182 (Br. 2274) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x6
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x20
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1

24/25 September 2015: total 69 species 17, (Min 7.6C, Max 11.2C, medium- stars, calm). There was quite a good early movement of moths, that is, until the moon climbed up into the sky and it all stopped in its tracks.

Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x7
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria 70.235 (Br. 1914) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x4
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Sallow Cirrhia icteritia 73.182 (Br. 2274) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x7
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x30
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x4
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

23/24 September 2015: total 94 species 17, (Min 12.9C, Max 13.1C, zero stars, breezy).

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x3
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x13
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x3
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia 73.002 (Br. 2449) x1
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x10
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x46
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x4
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

22/23 September 2015: total 35 species 8, (Min 7.2C, Max 9.9C, zero stars, moon, breezy).

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x9
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x20
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

21/22 September 2015: total 23 species 7, (Min 9.2C, Max 10.9C, zero stars, moon, calm, wet after a day of rain and continuing through ther night). Well, the dye is well and truly cast and our days in Sussex are numbered. After a stay in Devon we have made an offer on a house and very large, mature garden and have accepted an offer on our house here in Sussex. In the meantime, the mothing was excellent, with numbers approaching 200 on several nights and plenty of migrant activity. Things are going to be very different from Haywards Heath.

Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 73.193 (Br. 2270) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x14
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2

6/7 September 2015: total 49 species 13, (Min 7.4C, Max 11.6C, medium stars, calm). A final day in Nunhead, South London looking after our two grandchildren prior to their relocation to Devon, where they are now safely ensconced in their new home. I am really looking forwards to mothing in a new location.

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x30
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x5
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

5/6 September 2015: total 61 species 13, (Min 5.9C, Max 9.9C, medium stars, calm). Autumn is upon us!

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x7
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x3
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x3
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x34
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x3
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

4/5 September 2015: total 108 species 23, (Min 8.5C, Max 12.2C, zero stars, calm).

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana 32.018 (Br. 0688) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Apple Pith Moth Blastodacna atra 39.002 (Br. 0906) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x6
Diamond-back Marble Eudemis profundana 49.144 (Br. 1113) x2
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x6
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x6
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x56
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x3
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

3/4 September 2015: total 104 species 16, (Min 9.6C, Max 12.3C, zero stars, calm).

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x7
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x7
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x3
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x57
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x4
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x6

2/3 September 2015: total 63 species 12, (Min 8.8C, Max 12.0C, medium stars, slight breeze). The house is going on the market pending our move to Devon and we spent the whole day tidying everything up in preperation for the photographer who arrives this morning. The EPC and floor plans were done last evening and details will soon be on the Internet. So, I did not real;y check the moths last night before retiring exhausted to bed!

Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x4
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x5
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x39
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2

1/2 September 2015: total 122 species 17, (Min 8.8C, Max 12.8C, zero stars, calm, heavy dew). The cooler nights have arrived and a degree of torpidity with the moths not seen until now.

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x7
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x8
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma 71.018 (Br. 2006) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x80
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x4
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

31 August/1 September 2015: total 218 species 27, (Min 14.1C, Max 15.3C, zero stars, breeze, fine drizzle). We have had a reprieve from the forecast cooler nights, but they are on the way. The LYUs have taken full advantage, and it remains to be seen if last night's tally represents a peak for 2015. The sight of over 100 of this species in the trap this morning was really impressive, with up to 10 nestled in together in the back of one of the egg boxes.

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x16
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x12
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x4
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x7
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x135
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x7
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

30/31 August 2015: total 224 species 39, (Min 15.9C, Max 17.7C, zero stars, intermittent gusting wind, heavy rain and thunder by morning). What an end to an August this is turning out to be, but don't hold your breath - the nights are about to become a lot colder and so this may well be the final peak count of the year. Unless, that is, the LYUs continue to mass.

Skin Moth Monopis laevigella 12.036 (Br. 0227) x1
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x4
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x25
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x4
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x16
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x15
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x6
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x14
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x7
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x2
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x90
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x2
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Characte Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x4

29/30 August 2015: total 165 species 34, (Min 15.4C, Max 16.1C, zero stars, calm, after yet another wet afternoon).

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x2
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x5
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x12
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x20
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x15
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 70.038 (Br. 1716) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x7
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x11
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x5
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x55
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 (Br. 2112) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2

28/29 August 2015: total 140 species 24, (Min 12.5C, Max 13.4C, zero stars, calm). What at first seemed an unpromising start improved as cloud cover rolled in to cover quite a bright moon

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x3
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x4
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x22
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x23
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x4
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x6
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x51
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2

27/28 August 2015: total 101 species 18, (Min 8.5C, Max 12.5C, medium stars, breezy, misty and heavy dew by morning). .

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x4
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x28
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x13
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata 70.097 (Br. 1764) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x6
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x29
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x3

26/27 August 2015: total 208 species 37, (Min 13.2C, Max 14.1C, after a day of prolonged rain, often heavy, zero stars, very windy with a watery moon, rain returning again by morning). The moth count was divided almost exactly in two, with 100 or so logged by 23:00 and another ton by the morning.

Bordered Carl Coptotriche marginea 10.003 (Br. 0125) x1
Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x1
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x3
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x3
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x7
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x36
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x22
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x5
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x3
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x9
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Cabbage Moth Mamestra brassicae 73.274 (Br. 2154) x3
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x2
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x68
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x7

25/26 August 2015: total 159 species 30, (Min 14.8C, Max 15.0C, zero stars, very wet and windy by morning). The annual march of the LYUs is underway!

In the meantime, reports are coming in to me of Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillars in really good numbers. My son-in-law's parents report "significant" numbers from their garden near Colchester in Essex. Last night a friend from Solihull sent me a picture of one he had photographed at his church and I have already commented on those from my neighbour's garden here in Haywards Heath. Until this year I don't think I had ever seen more than 2 or perhaps 3 in my lifetime. They are a great thing to see and enjoy. Should you come across any, place them under any fuchsia bush if available, as that is known to be a regular food source, also rosebay willowherb or bedstraw, although they will probably survive well on quite a number of plants.

Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x5
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x3
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x11
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x11
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x16
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia 73.002 (Br. 2449) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x4
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa 73.113 (Br. 2306) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x59
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x3
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x5
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x6

24/25 August 2015: total 107 species 27, (Min 10.3C, Max 14.9C, zero stars, wet and windy). The only remarkable thing about last night was that anything flew at all. It was wet and windy with a nasty wind-chill factor - autumn approaches!

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x6
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x3
Common Roller Ancylis badiana 49.214 (Br. 1126) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x12
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x16
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x27
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x2
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x3
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x10

23/24 August 2015: total 103 species 30, (Min 12.9C, Max 13.3C, zero stars, calm, heavy dew and rain by morning). What a turn-a-round!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x3
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x8
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x12
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x17
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma 71.018 (Br. 2006) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x15
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x3
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x2
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x5

22/23 August 2015: total 203 species 50, (Min 13.5C, Max 20.1C, medium-- stars, calm, later dew). The first part of the night started out with conditions ideal for micro moths - very warm, dead flat calm, almost total cloud and humid, although the macro moths do not seem to appreciate these conditions quite as much. One major factor which allows me to record so many of the really tiny leaf miners, is that I place my trap immediately inside the greenhouse door, which means that the small micro moths can be seen far more easily when they land on the roof and sides of the glass, otherwise I am sure that there would be far fewer recorded, particularly as hardly any at all enter the trap.

I have often wondered if I am trapping the same moths night after night and so last night conducted an experiment. The 150 moths bottled up from the previous night were not released until after 22:30 and then at the front of the house, well out of sight of the trap and light and quite a good distance away. I then immediately approached the trap and was rewarded by the sight of over a hundred moths clustered in and around the trap. Once bottled up there was a lull and I headed for bed, knowing that there would be a lot more by morning, and so it turned out to be.

As can perhaps be imagined, such numbers of micro moths cause a lot of time to be spent in the morning carrying out an id process, a task made much harder by the wretched little darlings not keeping still long enough to be able to focus a magnifying glass on them, preferring insteas to charge round and round the tube into which they have been placed.

Pale Red Slender agg. Caloptilia elongella agg. 15.004 (Br. 0282) x1
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x3
Yellow-triangle Slender agg. Caloptilia alchimiella agg. 15.008 (Br. 0286) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x12
Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella 15.089 (Br. 0366a) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
*New Species* Black-dotted Groundling Stenolechia gemmella 35.160 (Br. 0755) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x4
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x4
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x3
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x23
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x2
Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana 49.224 (Br. 1205) x1
Cock's-head Bell Zeiraphera isertana 49.260 (Br. 1165) x1
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x10
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x18
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x20
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x10
Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata 70.159 (Br. 1855) x1
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x7
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x5
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x2
Old Lady Mormo maura 73.107 (Br. 2300) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x21
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x10
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x6

21/22 August 2015: total 150 species 42, (Min 13.5C, Max 17.8C, medium- stars, scant breeze, heavy dew).

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x2
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x6
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x3
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x7
Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana 49.060 (Br. 1032) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x3
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x5
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x16
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x6
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x13
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x6
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x4
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia 73.002 (Br. 2449) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x8
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x17
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x16
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

20/21 August 2015: total 221 species 54, (Min 17.7C, Max 18.2C, zero stars, slight breeze, hint of drizzle, humid). Warm overnight temperatures, almost windless and humid mean just one thing - a great night for moths and for the micros in particular, and so it turned out to be. Having potted up well in excess of 100 by 23:00, there was a bit of a lull and I beat a hasty retreat to my bed, only to take up the chase again early this morning.

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella 15.089 (Br. 0366a) x2
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x3
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x2
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x6
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x12
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x3
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x17
Common Roller Ancylis badiana 49.214 (Br. 1126) x1
Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella 49.255 (Br. 1138) x1
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x1
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x3
Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis 62.075 (Br. 1413) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x2
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x8
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x2
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x11
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x4
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x14
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Yellow-barred Brindle Acasis viretata 70.200 (Br. 1883) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x11
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x7
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Black Arches Lymantria monacha 72.010 (Br. 2033) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x3
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera 73.074 (Br. 2403) x1
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x10
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x8
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x22
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 (Br. 2112) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x18
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1

19/20 August 2015: total 102 species 38, (Min 15.4C, Max 15.8C, zero stars, slight breeze, heavy rain). It never fails to amaze me that so many moths fly in the rain, even when it is quite heavy and prolonged. This was the case last night and even more amazing, at least to me, is how many micro moths were out and about.

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
White-strap Sober agg. Syncopacma larseniella agg. 35.003 (Br. 0844) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x15
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x4
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Small Birch Bell Epinotia ramella 49.249 (Br. 1134) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x5
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x12
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x1
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x3
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Svensson's Copper Underwing Amphipyrra berbera 73.063 (Br. 2298) x1
Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera 73.074 (Br. 2403) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x3
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x6
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x11
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

18/19 August 2015: total 28 species 8, (Min 13.0C, Max 14.9C, zero stars, scant breeze). A poor catch reflecting the fact that the light was not turned on until very late until after our return from a stay on South London. That was one of our last visits to Nunhead, as our daughter and family are relocating to Devon, hopefully, solicitors willing!, early next month. This was my last chance to see the massed ranks of the Jersey Tiger moths (both forms), that part of London being the best place in the whole of the UK to see them in great numbers. Our record for a night's catch still stands at 120 from last year but we only managed a mere 33 this time, as it is getting a bit late in the season, the first week of August being the peak time.

I have thoroughly enjoyed mothing in Nunhead, but things are now changing rapidly. What were originally quite wild and unkempt back gardens, full of mature large trees and shrubs, have been largely grubbed out as the area continues its process of gentrification. Property prices have shot up sky high as the number of different moth species has fallen. Such is the price of what we call progress.

Nunhead also had one final surprise for me in the form of an Oak Processionary moth, a new species for me. It is a pest species and has to be destroyed, but there was no need, as my specimen had already had half of its body eaten away by a spider!

At home, yet another surprise in the form of a really delightful micro moth, a Sycamore Midget.

*New Species* Sycamore Midget Phyllonorycter geniculella 15.086 (Br. 0364) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x7
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x13

Nunhead Jersey Tiger moths

One half of what I believe to be an Oak Processionary moth

Sycamore Midget

15/16 August 2015: total 71 species 28, (Min 10.6C, Max 14.2C, medium- stars, calm, dew). Definitely a hint of autumn - how utterly depressing! The night-time temperatures are all over the place and the dramatic drop last night meant far fewer moths.

Bird's Nest Moth Tinea trinotella 12.033 (Br. 0247) x1
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x2
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x5
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x7
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x5
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x4
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x5
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x7
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x12

14/15 August 2015: total 161 species 55, (Min 14.4C, Max 16.8C, zero stars, calm, constant light drizzle). Now it was the turn of the macro moths. Although good numbers of micros appeared, the weather was less favourable for the smaller micros and the leaf miners in particular, which dislike both wet and wind. The first Chocolate-tip since 2009 and only my 4th record of this lovely species and a splendid Pebble Prominent. On the other hand, the star of the day has been a huge Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar presented to me by my good friend and neighbour Tony Griffiths, who rescued it just in time before it would have been mashed to a pulp by his mower. Having photographed it, I carefully placed it under a large fuchsia bush, where it soon scuttled away.

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 (Br. 0411) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x9
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x7
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana 49.224 (Br. 1205) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Red Piercer Lathronympha strigana 49.345 (Br. 1219) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x3
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x3
Common Purple & Gold Pyrausta purpuralis 63.007 (Br. 1362) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x4
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x8
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x3
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x4
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x4
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Pebble Prominent Notodonta ziczac 71.013 (Br. 2003) x1
Chocolate-tip Clostera curtula 71.027 (Br. 2019) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia 73.002 (Br. 2449) x1
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x1
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x18
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x19
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111)x17
Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 73.357 (Br. 2134) x1
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x3

13/14 August 2015: total 210 species 56, (Min 19.1C, Max 19.9C, after a day of floods, zero stars, dead calm, humid). Micro moth conditions don't come much better than this. I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff around when I approached the greenhouse to see, what I call, the mini-micros spiralling up higher and higher. What frustration! How on earth can anything that small fly that high! I need not have worried - there was still plenty enough to keep me occupied. Another new species for the garden list - see below.

Clouded Slender Caloptilia populetorum 15.003 (Br. 0281) x1
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x2
*New Species* Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 (Br. 0326) x1
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x2
Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella 15.089 (Br. 0366a) x10
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x3
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x2
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Apple Pith Moth Blastodacna atra 39.002 (Br. 0906) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x11
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x3
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x7
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x3
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x12
Diamond-back Marble Eudemis profundana 49.144 (Br. 1113) x1
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x2
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x4
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x15
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x7
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x4
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x9
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x5
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x3
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x10
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x3
Marbled Green Nyctobrya muralis 73.085 (Br. 2295) x2
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x18
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
White-point Mythimna albipuncta 73.297 (Br. 2194) x1
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x12
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x6
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x15
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella 15.046 (Br. 0326) photo image

12/13 August 2015: total 125 species 40, (Min 16.2C, Max 16.9C, medium- stars, very windym overnight rain often heavy).

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x5
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x7
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x7
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x4
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x5
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis 63.057 (Br. 1356) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x7
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x3
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x3
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x5
Elbow-striped Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x4
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x7
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x15
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x6
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x3
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 (Br. 2112) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x10
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

11/12 August 2015: total 96 species 35, (Min 15.6C, Max 17.2C, zero stars, calm, persistent rain).

Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x8
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x2
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x2
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x4
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 (Br. 2044) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x19
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x4
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x7
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x12
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

10/11 August 2015: total 187 species 49, (Min 14.6C, Max 17.5C, zero stars, dead calm, later steady overnight rain).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x3
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella 15.089 (Br. 0366a) x4
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x8
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x7
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana 49.024 (Br. 0969) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x5
Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 (Br. 1036) x1
Double-striped Knot-horn Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 (Br. 1433) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x2
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x2
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x5
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x10
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x7
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x9
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata 70.053 (Br. 1722) x2
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x7
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x5
Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma 71.018 (Br. 2006) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Straw Dot Rivula sericealis 72.002 (Br. 2474) x1
Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fulginosa 72.024 (Br. 2064) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x45
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum 73.319 (Br. 2087) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x8
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x7
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x13
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x1

9/10 August 2015: total 135 species 42, (Min 16.5C, Max 16.6C, medium- stars, slight gusting breeze). A warm and muggy night meant that the micros were more numerous than has been the case for quite a while.

Pale Red Slender agg. Caloptilia elongella agg. 15.004 (Br. 0282) x1
Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 (Br. 0411) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x5
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x2
Double-striped Knot-horn Cryptoblabes bistriga 62.007 (Br. 1433) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x9
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x10
Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata 63.116 (Br. 1354) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Maidens Blush Cyclophora punctaria 70.036 (Br. 1680) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura 73.109 (Br. 2303) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x29
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x8
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x9
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x8
Setacious Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 73.359 (Br. 2126) x2

8/9 August 2015: total 106 species 34, (Min 11.1C, Max 16.3C, medium- stars, calm).

Horse-chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella 15.089 (Br. 0366a) x2
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella 41.003 (Br. 0874) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella 62.029 (Br. 1452) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x5
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x2
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x9
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x21
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x1
Lychnis Hadena bicruris 73.281 (Br. 2173) x1
Dark Sword-grass Agrotis ipsilon 73.327 (Br. 2091) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x15
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x12

Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria 72.066 (Br. 2475) photo image

The Waved Black moth from yesterday.

7/8 August 2015: total 104 species 37, (Min 12.3C, Max 15.5C, medium- stars, calm, heavy dew by morning). I feel like a real chump. A brand new species turned up last night and I spent nearly all day scanning through the geometrids failing to id it. Hardly surprising really, as a Waved Black is a noctuid! Thanks Colin for putting me straight.

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x2
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x2
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii 37.033 (Br. 0516) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x3
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x5
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x3
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x7
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x3
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x4
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x4
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x8
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x2
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 (Br. 2044) x1
*New Species* Waved Black Parascotia fuliginaria 72.066 (Br. 2475) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x15
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Purple Clay Diarsia brunnea 73.332 (Br. 2122) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x5
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x9

6/7 August 2015: total 124 species 41, (Min 10.1C, Max 14.4C, medium- stars, calm, heavy dew by morning). This was definitely a night of two halves - over 100 moths potted up by midnight and then a mere trickle by morning. Two nice Pebble Hook-tips and a huge female Buff Tip were the outstanding features of what was a good night.

Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii 37.033 (Br. 0516) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x3
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis 62.048 (Br. 1470) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x7
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x3
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x5
Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria 65.005 (Br. 1648) x2
Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi 69.003 (Br. 1981) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x4
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x37
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x3
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x4
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x3
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x5
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

4/5 August 2015: total 110 species 39, (Min 13.8C, Max 14.8C, zero stars, breezy).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x2
Azalea Leaf Miner Caloptilia azaleella 15.007 (Br. 0285) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x2
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x5
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x3
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Red twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia 70.051 (Br. 1724) x1
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x4
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Scarce Footman Eilema complana 72.046 (Br. 2047) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x29
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x2
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica 73.333 (Br. 2120) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x5
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x5
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 (Br. 2112) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x3

3/4 August 2015: total 104 species 39, (Min 12.5C, Max 16.3C, zero stars, scant breeze, periodic very light drizzle turning heavier overnight).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x2
Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x2
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
Bulrush Cosmet Limnaecia phragmitella 34.004 (Br. 0898) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x3
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x3
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x3
Lesser Wax Moth Achroia grisella 62.005 (Br. 1426) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x2
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x5
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea 73.131 (Br. 2353) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x19
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x18
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x3
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Least Yellow Underwing Noctua interjecta 73.346 (Br. 2112) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x5
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

2/3 August 2015: total 76 species 41, (Min 13.0C, Max 17.7C, medium- stars, calm).

Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x5
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x3
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata 70.133 (Br. 1803) x1
Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria 70.234 (Br. 1913) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Pale Prominent Pterostoma palpina 71.020 (Br. 2011) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x13
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x2
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x5
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x5
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1
Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 (Br. 2423) x1

1/2 August 2015: total 39 species 23, (Min 7.4C, Max 14.2C, medium stars, breezy).

Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x3
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria 70.234 (Br. 1913) x1
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 70.237 (Br. 1917) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Four-spotted Footman Lithosia quadra 72.041 (Br. 2051) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x3
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x7
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x5

31 July/1 August 2015: total 8 species 6, (Min 7.4C, Max 12.5C, medium stars, scant breeze, dew and bats). OK, so it was quite cold and there was a moon and there were a couple of bats around early on, but only a total of 8 moths at the peak of summer! This year really is turning out to be the worst I have known. On the other hand, perhaps it was the family party going on in the garden until the late hours :)

Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1

30/31 July 2015: total 24 species 14, (Min 8.0C, Max 12.7C, medium- stars, calm, dew). What a drop in overall numbers! We had gone out for a family celebratory dinner and I did not get out to check the moths until well after 23.00. Apropos of what I noted yesterday, this should perhaps not have come as any great surprise, because recently the main flight period has been prior to 23.00 and before the moon has started to climb into the heavens. The other factor is an interesting one too, in that my powerful head torch also helps attract much of what is out and about, but it cannot attract what is not there.

Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Barred Twist Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x4
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x5
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1

29/30 July 2015: total 49 species 31, (Min 9.0C, Max 13.9C, medium- stars, intermittent slight breeze). There was a reasonable early flight, but just before 23.00 the moon started its climb and everything stopped, resulting in a most disappointing tally, although there was a pristine Swallow Prominent.

Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x7
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis 63.038 (Br. 1405) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x2
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x1
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x3
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Swallow Prominent Pheosia tremula 71.017 (Br. 2007) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1

28/29 July 2015: total 74 species 30, (Min 8.3C, Max 12.9C, medium- stars, slight breeze, bright moon). A shocking drop in night-time temperatures spelt out a poor flight of micros and a really mundane haul of moths. In fact, there was almost nothing on the wing after 23.00 and so a welcome early night ensued.

Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x6
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x5
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x3
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata f. insulata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata 70.112 (Br. 1874) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x4
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x17
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

27/28 July 2015: total 127 species 44, (Min 12.0C, Max 15.6C, zero stars, very windy). What was quite remarkable last night was that, despite far from ideal conditions, so many moths actually turned up.

Firethorn Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter leucographella 15.053 (Br. 0332a) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x2
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x4
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii 37.033 (Br. 0516) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x10
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Dark Pine Knot-horn Dioryctria abietella 62.028 (Br. 1454) x2
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x10
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x4
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x9
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x8
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Straw Grass-veneer Agriphila straminella 63.093 (Br. 1304) x2
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x8
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
Scarce Footman Eilema complana 72.046 (Br. 2047) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica 73.084 (Br. 2293) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x3
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x5
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x13
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x5
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x2
Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 73.345 (Br. 2109) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

26/27 July 2015: total 68 species 26, (Min 14.7C, Max 15.3C, zero stars, windy). A disappointing bunch after a day of heavy rain, which gradually eased right off.

Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x9
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x3
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x6
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x7
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x7
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x3
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x5
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x5
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1

25/26 July 2015: total 67 species 40, (Min 10.8C, Max 14.3C, medium- stars, breezy, bright half moon).

Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x3
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x2
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Bright Bell Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 (Br. 1200) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Thicket Knot-horn Acrobasis suavella 62.036 (Br. 1438) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x5
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x2
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x5
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 (Br. 1699) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata f. insulata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x6
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x2
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1

24/25 July 2015: total 52 species 31, (Min 11.8C, Max 14.4C, zero stars, windy and after a day of relentless rain, it eased a bit by bedtime and stopped by morning). My only surprise was that anything at all was out and about on the wing!

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x1
Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella 20.012 (Br. 0411) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana 49.062 (Br. 1036) x1
Bright Bell Eucosma hohenwartiana 49.266 (Br. 1200) x1
Brindled Shoot Gypsonoma minutana 49.278 (Br. 1171) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x5
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x6
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x3
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 (Br. 1699) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola 72.044 (Br. 2044) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x3
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli f. medionigra 73.032 (Br. 2425) x1
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x4
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x2
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1

23/24 July 2015: total 101 species 40, (Min 14.3C, Max 16.1C, zero stars, calm, rain by morning). I don't think that has ever happened to me before - two consecutive nights with exactly the same totals.

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella 18.001 (Br. 0464) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Cinerous Groundling Bryotropha terrella 35.040 (Br. 0787) x1
Apple Pith Moth Blastodacna atra 39.002 (Br. 0906) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x3
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x9
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x7
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x8
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x2
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x5
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Small Phoenix Ecliptopera silaceata f. insulata 70.094 (Br. 1759) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita 73.001 (Br. 2450) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x8
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x14
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x4
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x4

22/23 July 2015: total 101 species 40, (Min 10.9C, Max 15.2C, medium- stars, slight breeze). That will teach me to second guess, although to be fair, the majority came in before the temperature dropped so dramatically. In any case, the weather forecast was right!

White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella 28.009 (Br. 0648) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x9
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x6
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x13
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x7
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x2
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x2
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Currant Pug Eupithecia assimilata 70.182 (Br. 1832) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x8
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x5
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x2
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x5
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x3

21/22 July 2015: total 83 species 37, (Min 13.7C, Max 16.0C, medium- stars, slight breeze). With night temperatures forecast to fall, we seem likely to be entering another lean period for the next few days.

House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x2
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii 37.033 (Br. 0516) x2
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x7
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x4
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x13
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x8
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x3
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata 70.004 (Br. 1699) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f. remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Ruby Tiger Phragmatobia fulginosa 72.024 (Br. 2064) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Marbled White Spot Protodeltote pygarga 73.024 (Br. 2410) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x3

20/21 July 2015: total 76 species 32, (Min 13.6C, Max 18.2C, zero stars, breezy, intermittent drizzle). Another disappointing night and no real good reason to me why there was so little (relatively) out and about.

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Brindled Shoot Gypsonoma minutana 49.278 (Br. 1171) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x5
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x8
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x9
Satin Grass-veneer Crambus perlella 63.088 (Br. 1302) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x3
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x1
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x3
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x6
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x2
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x3

19/20 July 2015: total 105 species 40, (Min 14.6C, Max 16.0C, medium- stars, slight breeze, slight dew but rain before morning).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x5
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella 21.001 (Br. 0263) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x4
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x1
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x2
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x9
Small Magpie Anania hortulata 63.025 (Br. 1376) x1
Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 63.052 (Br. 1398) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x20
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x10
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata 70.112 (Br. 1874) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x1
Buff Footman Eilema depressa 72.043 (Br. 2049) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x3
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

18/19 July 2015: total 89 species 35, (Min 14.4C, Max 15.9C, zero stars, calm1, feeling quite cool and rain by morning). The decline continues - what a mundane lot!

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x4
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Nut Bud Moth Epinotia tenerana 49.248 (Br. 1139) x1
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x2
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis 62.072 (Br. 1417) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x4
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x5
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x7
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x14
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Oak Hook-tip Watsonalla binaria 65.002 (Br. 1646) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x6
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Buff Ermine Spilosoma lutea 72.019 (Br. 2061) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x3
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x5
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x4
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x4
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x4
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

17/18 July 2015: total 107 species 42, (Min 12.3C, Max 15.9C, medium- stars, breezy, very heavy dew by morning). A dramatic fall in the total count and number of species, reflected by the sharp drop in temperature.

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella 49.255 (Br. 1138) x2
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x9
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x3
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x15
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x11
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001 (Br. 1645) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Single-dotted Wave Idaea dimidiata 70.011 (Br. 1708) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Snout Hypena proboscidalis 72.003 (Br. 2477) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x2
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x5
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x4

16/17 July 2015: total 157 species 61, (Min 15.3C, Max 19.8C, zero stars, intermittent slight breeze). It started off very warm and most of the early "catch" comprised micro species. I have often wondered why there are relatively few macro moths out and about under such conditions.

Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x3
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Ruddy Streak Tachystola acroxantha 28.024 (Br. 0656) x1
Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana 31.001 (Br. 0658) x1
White-strap Sober agg. Syncopacma larseniella agg. 35.003 (Br. 0844) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
House Groundling Bryotropha domestica 35.038 (Br. 0789) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x5
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x1
Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana 49.224 (Br. 1205) x1
Variable Bell Epinotia solandriana 49.233 (Br. 1156) x1
Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella 49.292 (Br. 1174) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x2
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x2
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x8
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x9
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida 63.075 (Br. 1336) x1
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x22
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x15
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x3
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata 70.012 (Br. 1711) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x4
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata 70.059 (Br. 1742) x1
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x2
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x1
Miller Acronicta leporina 73.040 (Br. 2280) x2
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x4
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x7
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x3
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x6
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Dun-bar Cosmia trapezina 73.216 (Br. 2318) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x3
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x3
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x3

15/16 July 2015: total 156 species 58, (Min 15.5C, Max 18.5C, zero stars, flat calm, slight dew developing). We were late returning home and so did not carry out my late night pre-bed survey until after midnight, but in the next hour I had potted up in excess of 100 moths. Despite an ideal night for mothing, however, this rate did not continue and slackened off a lot by morning. On a very positive note was the appearance of four quite rare moths for this garden, a Miller (2nd record), a White Plume (3rd record), a Pine Hawk-moth (5th record) and a Scorched Carpet (4th record), whilst an unnamed moth, a suspected Metalampra italica was a first, and possibly only the 3rd Sussex record. Of all these, the White Plume is undoubtedly my favourite micro moth, a real beauty.

Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella 16.002 (Br. 0425) x1
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus 16.003 (Br. 0426) x2
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
*New Species* Metalampra italica 28.008 (Br. 0642a) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x3
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii 37.033 (Br. 0516) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x4
Twenty-plume Moth Alucita hexadactyla 44.001 (Br. 1288) x2
White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla 45.030 (Br. 1513) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x2
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Great Grey Shade agg. Cnephasia stephensiana agg. 49.050 (Br. 1020) x1
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x1
Broad-blotch Drill Dichrorampha alpinana 49.320 (Br. 1274) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x5
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis 62.072 (Br. 1417) x1
Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis 62.076 (Br. 1415) x2
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x11
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x3
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x6
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x6
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x19
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x9
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001 (Br. 1645) x1
Pine Hawk-moth Hyloicus pinastri 69.007 (Br. 1978) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x6
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x6
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata 70.208 (Br. 1888) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Rosy Footman Miltochrista miniata 72.035 (Br. 2037) x1
Common Footman Eilema lurideola 72.045 (Br. 2050) x1
Scarce Footman Eilema complana 72.046 (Br. 2047) x1
Miller Acronicta leporina 73.040 (Br. 2280) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x3
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x4
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda 73.097 (Br. 2382) x1
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x7
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x10
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x5
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x1
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

13/14 July 2015: total 112 species 43, (Min 16.3C, Max 17.2C, zero stars, breezy, scant mizzle).

Lime Bent-wing Bucculatrix thoracella 14.009 (Br. 0273) x1
Orchard Ermine Yponomeuta padella 16.002 (Br. 0425) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla 45.044 (Br. 1524) x1
Barred Twist Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x6
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x13
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x12
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea 63.095 (Br. 1309) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x7
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x3
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria 70.241 (Br. 1921) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x1
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x1
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala 71.025 (Br. 1994) x1
Buff Footman Eilema depressa 72.043 (Br. 2049) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x2
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x7
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x5
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x6
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x2
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 73.291 (Br. 2199) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 73.325 (Br. 2092) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 73.334 (Br. 2123) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

12/13 July 2015: total 136 species 53, (Min 15.2C, Max 16.5C, zero stars, scant breeze, merest hint of mizzle). All done and dusted by 09.00 today, but I was up really early (also there were far fewer micros around).

Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x2
Common Rose Bell Notocelia rosaecolana 49.297 (Br. 1177) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x1
Dark Pine Knot-horn Dioryctria abietella 62.028 (Br. 1454) x1
Meal Moth Pyralis farinalis 62.072 (Br. 1417) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x11
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x8
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x2
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x5
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x17
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001 (Br. 1645) x1
Elephant Hawk-moth Deilephila elpenor 69.016 (Br. 1991) x1
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata 70.012 (Br. 1711) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata 70.061 (Br. 1738) x1
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754) x2
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x4
V-Pug Chloroclystis v-ata 70.142 (Br. 1858) x1
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x3
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x3
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x1
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x2
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis 73.045 (Br. 2289) x1
Coronet Craniophora ligustri 73.047 (Br. 2291) x2
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x3
Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis 73.095 (Br. 2389) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x3
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x4
Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata 73.156 (Br. 2326) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x12
Light Arches Apamea lithoxylaea 73.163 (Br. 2322) x1
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x7
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x3
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x3
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua fimbriata 73.343 (Br. 2110) x1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing Noctua janthe 73.348 (Br. 2111) x1
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x2

11/12 July 2015: total 171 species 62, (Min 15.2C, Max 16.9C, zero+ stars, slight breeze). Two hours spent scooping them all up, another three hours on id and now another hour updating the web site, and people ask me what I do with all my time as a retiree! The trouble was that it took me a great deal of time to decide between the white form of Marbled Piercer and the much rarer Jumping Bean Moth. Then there was another new garden record in the form of a Roseate Marble, all great stuff.

After our weekly butterfly transect yesterday, there is some evidence of the long predicted invasion of Painted Lady butterflies and it would appear that they were accompanied by Silver Y moths, on the basis of what was recorded overnight in the trap.

Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x2
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Brown House Moth Hofmannophilia pseudospretella 28.010 (Br. 0647) x1
Lesser Tawny Tubic Batia lunaris 28.015 (Br. 0640) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella agg. 37.005 (Br. 0490) x1
Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella 41.002 (Br. 0873) x2
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x2
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x1
Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana 49.031 (Br. 0989) x1
Great Grey Shade agg. Cnephasia stephensiana agg. 49.050 (Br. 1020) x2
*New Species* Roseate Marble Celypha rosaceana 49.162 (Br. 1064) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x2
Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana 49.341 (Br. 1260) X1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x2
Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella 62.035 (Br. 1439) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x7
Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis 63.034 (Br. 1390) x2
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x11
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x4
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x19
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x22
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x1
Scalloped Hook-tip Falcaria lacertinaria 65.001 (Br. 1645) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x1
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x7
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x6
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x1
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata 70.074 (Br. 1777) x1
Phoenix Eulithis prunata 70.089 (Br. 1754) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x2
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x2
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x3
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x1
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Common Wave Cabera exanthemata 70.278 (Br. 1956) x1
Small Emerald Hemistola chrysoprasaria 70.302 (Br. 1673) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x1
Silver Y Autographa gamma 73.015 (Br. 2441) x4
Grey Dagger Acronicta psi 73.038 (Br. 2284) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x3
Vines Rustic Hoplodrina ambigua 73.099 (Br. 2384) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) X10
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x3
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x4
The Flame Axylia putris 73.328 (Br. 2098) x1
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia purphyrea 73.338 (Br. 2118) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x6
Double Square-spot Xestia triangulum 73.361 (Br. 2128) x1

Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana 74.009 (Br. 2423) x1

10/11 July 2015: total 127 species 48, (Min 13.2C, Max 18.3C, zero stars, dead flat calm). Just as things were hotting up, we had to travel to Devon. Our elder daughter, partner and our two grandchildren are relocating there from South London and spent the week house hunting whilst we looked after the children. All I can say is that I am pleased to be back for a rest! On the other hand, mission accomplished and we look forwards to visiting them in Otterton from September. That seems like an excellent location to set up a moth trap :) The other breaking news is that there is a very real chance that we will also follow them, so watch this space.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella 12.027 (Br. 0240) x3
Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella 16.001 (Br. 0424) x1
Marsh Dowd Blastobasis rebeli 41.005 (Br. 0875a) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x1
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x2
Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana 49.030 (Br. 0985) x1
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x1
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x1
Great Grey Shade agg. Cnephasia stephensiana agg. 49.050 (Br. 1020) x2
Dark-triangle Button agg. Acleris laterana agg. 49.066 (Br. 1038) x1
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x1
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x6
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x3
Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis 62.048 (Br. 1470) x1
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Meadow Grey Scoparia pyralella 63.066 (Br. 1333) x1
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x3
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x20
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x14
Buff Arches Habrosyne pyrritoides 65.009 (Br. 1653) x1
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x2
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata 70.012 (Br. 1711) x1
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x2
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x1
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x5
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x2
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x1
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x4
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x3
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x2
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis 72.013 (Br. 2030) x1
Fan-foot Herminia tarsipennalis 72.053 (Br. 2489) x3
Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 73.062 (Br. 2297) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x3
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x2
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x2
Common Rustic agg. Mesapamea secalis agg. 73.169 (Br. 2343) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x2
Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea 73.267 (Br. 2160) x1
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x2
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x6
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x4
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1

1/2 July 2015: total 197 species 69, (Min 16.1C, Max 22.7C, zero+ stars, calm to breezy). At 22.30, as I approached the moth trap, I was met by a swarm of micro moths and immediately understood that the next day was going to be a really busy one iding that lot. And so it proved! I never fail to be amazed by the amount of grit that some moths bring with them into the trap.

Sycamore-seed Pigmy Ectoedemia decentella 4.076 (Br. 0020) x1
Bird's Nest Moth Tinea trinotella 12.033 (Br. 0247) x1
Four-spotted Obscure agg. Oegoconia quadripuncta agg. 27.001 (Br. 0870) x1
Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens 35.031 (Br. 0868) x1
Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella 35.141 (Br. 0765) x1
Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea 37.038 (Br. 0522) x1
Red-brindled Dwarf Elachista rufocinerea 38.038 (Br. 0608) x1
Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthodactylus 45.010 (Br. 1497) x2
Common Nettle Tap Anthophila fabriciana 48.001 (Br. 0385) x1
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana 49.004 (Br. 1010) x5
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana 49.013 (Br. 0977) x1
Barred Twist Pandemis cerasana 49.025 (Br. 0970) x2
Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana 49.026 (Br. 0972) x2
Privet Twist Clepsis consimilana 49.038 (Br. 0994) x6
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 49.039 (Br. 0998) x2
Great Grey Shade agg. Cnephasia stephensiana agg. 49.050 (Br. 1020) x1
Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana 49.060 (Br. 1032) x5
Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana 49.077 (Br. 1048) x1
Yellow-spot Twist Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 49.091 (Br. 1011) x6
Barred Marble Celypha striana 49.161 (Br. 1063) x1
Common Marble Celypha lacunata 49.166 (Br. 1076) x1
Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana 49.215 (Br. 1115) x3
Bramble Shoot Notocelia uddmanniana 49.294 (Br. 1175) x4
Codling Moth Cydia pomonella 49.338 (Br. 1261) x3
Acorn Piercer Pammene fasciana 49.367 (Br. 1236) x1
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella 62.001 (Br. 1428) x5
False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella 62.065 (Br. 1474) x1
Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis 62.077 (Br. 1424) x1
Small Purple & Gold Pyrausta aurata 63.006 (Br. 1361) x5
Rusty Dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis 63.031 (Br. 1395) x1
Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis 63.064 (Br. 1334) x2
Pied Grey Eudonia delunella 63.072 (Br. 1343) x3
Small Grey Eudonia mercurella 63.074 (Br. 1344) x7
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella 63.080 (Br. 1293) x22
Inlaid Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella 63.081 (Br. 1294) x12
Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella 63.089 (Br. 1305) x2
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 70.008 (Br. 1707) x1
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata 70.012 (Br. 1711) x3
Small Fan-footed Wave Idaea biselata 70.013 (Br. 1702) x3
Riband Wave Idaea aversata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x3
Riband Wave Idaea aversata f, remutata 70.016 (Br. 1713) x4
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 70.024 (Br. 1690) x2
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata 70.049 (Br. 1728) x4
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 70.141 (Br. 1862) x13
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata 70.144 (Br. 1860) x3
Freyer's Pug Eupithecia intricata spp. Arceuthata 70.176 (Br. 1827) x1
Wormwood Pug Eupithecia absinthiata 70.179 (Br. 1830) x1
Common Pug Eupithicea vulgata f. unicolor 70.183 (Br. 1834) x2
Clouded Border Lomaspilis marginata 70.207 (Br. 1887) x1
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata 70.226 (Br. 1906) x1
Swallow-tailed Ourapteryx sambucaria 70.243 (Br. 1922) x2
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 70.258 (Br. 1937) x2
Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata 70.265 (Br. 1941) x2
Common White Wave Cabera pusaria 70.277 (Br. 1955) x1
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata 70.280 (Br. 1958) x1
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria 70.283 (Br. 1961) x1
Common Emerald Hemithea aestivaria 70.305 (Br. 1669) x1
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus 73.092 (Br. 2387) x1
Uncertain Hoplodrina octogenaria 73.096 (Br. 2381) x1
Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara 73.114 (Br. 2305) x1
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha 73.162 (Br. 2321) x1
Marbled Minor agg. Oligia strigilis agg. 73.173 (Br. 2337) x1
Dot Moth Melanchra perscariae 73.270 (Br. 2155) x1
Clay Mythimna ferrago 73.298 (Br. 2193) x1
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis 73.317 (Br. 2089) x6
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis 73.320 (Br. 2088) x14
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta 73.329 (Br. 2102) x1
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 73.342 (Br. 2107) x1
Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana 74.007 (Br. 2421) x1

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