27 December 2009 (0C, clear). Total 1, Species 1.
Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria) (1).

26 December 2009 (4C with rain). Total 1, Species 1.
Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria) (1).

9 December 2009 (8C falling to 3C by morning, overcast). Total 2, Species 2.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (1).
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) (1).

22 November 2009 (7C partial cloud). Total 1, Species 1.
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) (1).

21 November 2009 (9C with heavy rain). Total 2, Species 2.
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) (1).
Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) (1).

20 November 2009 (4C, clear, no wind). Total 2, Species 2.
Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).

19 November 2009 (10C, patchy cloud and wind, later rain). Total 1, Species 1. I don't know what has happened the last two nights, as not a single moth turned up, and this despite the weather being quite favourable and warm, albeit very windy.
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (1).

16 November 2009 (8C, overcast & light wind). Total 7, Species 4.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (3).
Scarce Umber (Agriopis aurantiaria) (2).
Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) (1).

15 November 2009 (4C and rain). Total 2, Species 2.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).

14 November 2009 (4C, clear, some wind). Total 2, Species 2.
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).

13 November 2009 (10C rain). Total 3, Species 3.
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).
*New* Sprawler (Asteroscopus sphinx) (1).

12 November 2009 (10C rain). Total 1, Species 1.
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).

11 November 2009 (10C overcast, windless). Total 3, Species 3.
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).
Satellite
(Eupsilia transversa) (1).

Beaded Chestnut (Agrochola lychnidis) (1).

20 October - 10 November 2009 (Absent on trip to Madagascar).

19 October 2009 (4C up to 8C by morning, windless & clear). Total 4, Species 4.
Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) (1).
Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) (1).
Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae) (1).
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (1).

18 October 2009 (1.5C up to 5C by morning, litttle wind & clear). Total 5, Species 5.
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (1).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (1).

Chestnut 2258 (Conistra vaccinii) (1)
Silver Y (Autographa gamma) (1)

15 October 2009 (7C up to 10C by morning, windless & overcast, slight drizzle). Total 20, Species 8.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (1).
(Chloroclysta truncata) (2).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (3).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (3).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1). arge Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (7).
Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) (2).

Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (1).

14 October 2009 (4C down to 3C, clear with no wind). Total 8, Species 8.
Common Plume (1524 Emmelina monodactyla) (1).
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (1).
Setacious Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (1).
Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina) (1).
Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) (1).
Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) (1).

13 October 2009 (6C up to 10C by morning, no wind & overcast). Total 14, Species 10. Quite amazing really - the temperature rose during the night and brought in two new garden species, taking the total to 396.
Beautiful Plume (1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla) (1).
Cypress Carpet (Thera cupressata) (1).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).
Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (3).
*New* Satellite (Eupsilia transversa) (1).
Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) (2).
*New* Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta) (1).
Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) (1).
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (2).

12 October 2009 (4C, clear & no wind). Total 11, Species 7. This is the first time in 3 months that the LYUs have been knocked off their daily number 1 slot. Winter is just around the corner!
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (1).
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (4).
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (2).
Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) (1).
Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) (1).

11 October 2009 (7C down to 5C by morning, clear with light winds). Total 17, Species 10.
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (3).
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (5).
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) (2).
Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) (1).
Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina) (1).
Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota) (1).
*New* Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii) (1).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (1).

10 October 2009 (10C, windless & overcast). Total 33, Species 18. After many quite boring nights, suddenly a good one comes right out of the blue,
breaking the depressing downward trend.
Diamond-back (0464 Plutella xylostella) (1).
London Dowd (0874 Blastobasis lacticolella) (1).
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (6).
Beautiful Plume (1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (2).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (3).
Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria) (1).
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta) (1).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (8).
Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) (1).
*New* Grey Shoulder-knot (Lithophane ornitopus lactipennis) (1).
Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane leautieri hesperica) (1).
Merveille du Jour (Dichonia aprilina) (1).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (1).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (1).
Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) (1).
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (1).

9 October 2009 (10C, overcast, some wind, torrential rain during the night). Total 26, Species 7.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (4).
Beautiful Plume (1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (4).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (2).
*New* Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (11).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (3).

8 October 2009 (3C up to 7C by morning: calm & clear). Total 13, Species 7. On the coldest evening for a very long time, a new garden species, a Brick. The first time I have had a brick through my moth trap!
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (3).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (4).
Blair's Shoulder-knot (Lithophane consocia) (2).
*New* Brick (Agrochola circellaris) (1).
Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) (1).

Silver Y (Autographa gamma) (1).

7 October 2009 (9C down to 5C by morning with persistent rain & wind). Total 18, Species 9.
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (2).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (1).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (4).
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) (1).
Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (2).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (3).
Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) (2).
Silver Y (Autographa gamma) (2).

6 October 2009 (15C down to 13C by morning: windy and overcast). Total 45, Species 14. By any standards this was one of the warmest nights of the year. Doesn't say much for our summer!
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (5).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (1).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (1).
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (2).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (18).
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) (3).
Setacious Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (5).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (2).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (1).

Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) (2).
Rosy Rustic (Hydraecia micacea) (1).

Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) (1).
Silver Y (Autographa gamma) (2).

5 October 2009 (11C, windless, misty with some light drizzle). Total 36, Species 13. With declining numbers of moths the autumn spiders are picking off the stragglers: as the moths weaken with age, even the LYUs, they succumb to the webs and the immediate attention of the female spiders.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (3).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (2).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (2).
Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata) (1).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (11).
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) (1).
Black Rustic (Aporophyla nigra) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (2).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (5).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (4).

Sallow (Xanthia icteritia) (2).
Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) (1).

4 October 2009 (10C, overcast, later rain). Total 23, Species 11.
Large Twist (0977 Archips podana) (1).
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (3).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (3).
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (2).

Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) (1).
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (8).

Setacious Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (1).
*New* L-album Wainscot (Mythimna l-album) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (1).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (1).

3 October 2009 (11C, wind with some cloud). Total 33, Species 11.
Light Brown Apple Moth (0998 Epiphyas postvittana) (7).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (5).
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (2).

Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) (1).
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta) (1).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (11).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (1).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (2).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (1).
Pale Mottled Willow (Paradrina clavipalpis) (1).

2 October 2009 (11C, windy, overcast, drizzle by morning). Total 37, Species 14.
Blood-vein (Timandra comae) (1).
Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata) (1).
Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata) (7).
Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica) (1).
Light Emerald (Campaea margaritata) (2).

Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) (1).
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta) (2).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (11).
Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes) (2).
Setacious Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (2).

Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (4).
Barred Sallow (Xanthia aurago) (1).
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (1).

1 October 2009 (4C and clear, no wind). Total 22, Species 8.
Well, autumn has most definitely arrived! No micros and no carpets - they
have all flown (ha-ha)!
Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon) (1).
Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta puta) (1).

Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba) (8).
Setacious Hebrew Character (Xestia c-nigrum) (1).
Large Ranunculus (Polymixis flavicincta) (1).

Chestnut 2258 (Conistra vaccinii) (1).
Lunar Underwing (Omphaloscelis lunosa) (7).
Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) (2).