21/22 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 5.1C, Max 9.5C, zero stars, very windy, rain).

Yellow-line Quaker 2264 Agrochola macilenta (1)

20/21 November 2012: total 3, species 3 (Min 8.4C, Max 10.9C, after a day of rain, zero stars, scant breeze and raining again by morning).

Cypress Carpet 1771a Thera cupressata (1)
Yellow-line Quaker 2264 Agrochola macilenta (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

19/20 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 9.8C, Max 11.2C, zero stars, windy, hint of rain). Night-time temperatures are all over the place. I didn't even bother to turn the light on last night, as it was hovering around freezing as darkness fell.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)

17/18 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 0.2C, Max 7.6C, zero stars, calm, frost by morning).

Feathered Thorn 1923 Colotois pennaria (1)

16/17 November 2012: total 5, species 4 (Min 7.4C, Max 11.6C rising overnight, zero stars, occasional scant breeze).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Feathered Thorn 1923 Colotois pennaria (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

15/16 November 2012: total 2, species 2 (Min 5.6C, Max 6.7C, zero stars, calm, warming overnight, mizzling by morning).

Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Feathered Thorn 1923 Colotois pennaria (1)

14/15 November 2012: total 2, species 1 (Min 5.4C, Max 7.3C, zero stars, calm, warming overnight).

Firethorn Leaf Miner 0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella (2)

13/14 November 2012: total 2, species 2 (Min unrecorded, Max 9.8C, medium- stars, calm).

Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
November Moth 1795 Epirrita dilutata (1)


10/11 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 0.1C, Max 3.2C, medium+ stars, calm). A much colder night.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)

9/10 November 2012: total 5, species 2 (Min 8.1C, Max 8.5C, zero stars, calm).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (2)

8/9 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 4.8C, Max 6.5C, medium-- stars, slight breeze, raining by morning).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)

7/8 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 6.5C, Max 7.2C, medium- stars, breezy).

Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)

6/7 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 3.3C, Max 7.1C, medium stars, breezy).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)

3/4 November 2012: total 2, species 2 (Min -0.6C, Max 0.4C, medium++ stars, calm, bright moon).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Black Rustic 2232 Aporophyla nigra (1)

2/3 November 2012: total 1, species 1 (Min 0.0C, Max 3.9C, medium++ stars, breezy, bright moon, wet yet again by morning).

Yellow-line Quaker 2264 Agrochola macilenta (1)

1/2 November 2012: total 3, species 3 (Min 1.4C, Max 2.7C, medium+ stars, scant breeze, bright moon). A really horrid, cold night. I turned the light off before I went to bed, it was that bad.

Ashy Button 1041 Acleris sparsana (1)
Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
November Moth 1795 Epirrita dilutata (1)

31 Oct/1 November 2012: total 6, species 6 (Min 5.3C, Max 9.8C, zero stars, windy, wet).

Common Plume 1524 Emmelina monodactyla (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
*New* November Moth 1795 Epirrita dilutata (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Red-line Quaker 2263 Agrochola lota (1)
Yellow-line Quaker 2264 Agrochola macilenta (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)


22/23 October 2012: total 14, species 6 (Min 12.2C, Max 13.1C, zero stars, windy, misty drizzle).

Diamond-back 0464 Plutella xylostella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (4)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (3)

21/22 October 2012: total 11, species 7 (Min 11.9C, Max 12.0C, zero stars, calm, fine misty drizzle).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Ashy Button 1041 Acleris sparsana (1)
Twenty-plume moth 1288 Alucita hexadactyla (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (4)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)

20/21 October 2012: total 10, species 5 (Min 9.2C, Max 10.6C, heavy rain!). The weather this year here in Sussex has been truly unusual; starting off with a drought order, we have now suffered the wettest summer on record and, if this keeps up, possibly one of the wettest autumns as well.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Ashy Button 1041 Acleris sparsana (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (2)

19/20 October 2012: total 9, species 5 (Min 9.2C, Max 11.9C, zero stars, breezy, misty drizzle i.e. it is still bloody raining!).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)

18/19 October 2012: total 21, species 11 (Min 11.0C, Max 12.8C, zero stars, breezy, light showers).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (7)
Beautiful Plume 1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (5)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Green-brindled Crescent 2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae (1)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)
Snout 2477 Hypena proboscidalis (1)

17/18 October 2012: total 32, species 10 (Min 11.1C, Max 12.4C, zero stars, windy, wet (yet again!) by morning). The back lawn is now like a small swamp! Just look at the mini-invasion of apple moths last night and another micro brought out of hibernation by two warm nights. The garden is being planted with an apricot fan and a peach tree and so it will be interesting to see what they bring in next year.

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Square-spot Crest 0858 Hypatima rhomboidella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (15)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (6)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Green-brindled Crescent 2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae (1)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Red-line Quaker 2263 Agrochola lota (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

16/17 October 2012: total 11, species 4 (Min 5.0C, Max 5.4C, medium stars, calm).

Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)

14/15 October 2012: total 6, species 6 (Min 0.6C, Max 5.7C, medium stars, breezy).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (1)
Pink-barred Sallow 2273 Xanthia togata (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (1)

13/14 October 2012: total 6, species 5 (Min 0.3C, Max 4.7C, medium stars, calm, very frosty by morning).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Pale Pinion 2236 Lithophane hepatica (1)

12/13 October 2012: total 11, species 8 (Min 5.2C, Max 6.8C, intermittent light showers, calm).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Blair's Shoulder-knot 2240 Lithophane leautieri herperica (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (2)

11/12 October 2012: total 30, species 12 (Min 8.6C, Max 14.1C, intermittent heavy rain, breezy). I really don't get it - a much warmer night, but far fewer species. On the other hand, there was a lot of rain about...

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (2)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (4)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (9)
Blair's Shoulder-knot 2240 Lithophane leautieri herperica (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (1)

10/11 October 2012: total 35, species 18 (Min 6.2C, Max 11.0C, starting clear but soon clouding over, calm).

Case-bearing Clothes Moth 0240 Tinea pellionella (1)
White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (1)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (3)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (4)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (8)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Black Rustic 2232 Aporophyla nigra (1)
Pale Pinion 2236 Lithophane hepatica (1)
Grey Shoulder-knot 2237 Lithophane ornitopus (1)
Blair's Shoulder-knot 2240 Lithophane leautieri herperica (2)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Pink-barred Sallow 2273 Xanthia togata (1)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

6/7 October 2012: total 6, species 5 (Min 2.7C, Max 5.4C, medium- stars, calm, frost by morning).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Red-line Quaker 2263 Agrochola lota (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)

5/6 October 2012: total 27, species 12 (Min 6.8C, Max 10.2C, rain! Sometimes very heavy). We have now had someting like three inches of rain in the past week alone. I suppose it shuts the water companies up! What really surprised me was that a pristine "mint choc chip" moth turned up, braving the atrocious weather.

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (7)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (2)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (5)
Grey Pine Carpet 1768 Thera obeliscata (1)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (1)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (3)
Merveille du Jour 2247 Dichonia aprilina (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (2)
Chestnut 2258 Conistra vaccinii (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)

4/5 October 2012: total 33, species 10 (Min 10.0C, Max 11.6C, zero stars; the calm before the storm! Very wet by morning).

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (2)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (2)
Red-green Carpet 1760 Chloroclysta siterata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (10)
Light Emerald 1961 Campaea margaritata (2)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (3)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (9)

3/4 October 2012: total 50, species 10 (Min 7.1C, Max 10.2C, mostly overcast, some thin breaks, breezy).

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (12)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (4)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (14)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (3)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (2)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (7)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (3)

2/3 October 2012: total 20, species 8 (Min 9.7C, Max 12.4C, very wet and windy). Back to normal then... Over half an inch of rain fell during the night!

Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (5)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (3)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (1)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (4)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (1)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (2)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (3)

1/2 October 2012: total 61, species 16 (Min 8.7C, Max 11.0C, medium+ stars, moon, calm, wet by morning). A warmer night and just see how many moths are still around.

White-shouldered House-moth 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella (3)
Light Brown Apple Moth 0998 Epiphyas postvittana (9)
Garden Carpet 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (1)
Common Marbled Carpet 1764 Chloroclysta truncata (12)
Spruce Carpet 1769 Thera britannica (1)
Large Yellow Underwing 2107 Noctua pronuba (2)
Lesser Yellow Underwing 2109 Noctua comes (5)
Setacious Hebrew Character 2126 Xestia c-nigrum (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye 2160 Lacanobia oleracea (1)
Large Ranunculus 2252 Polymixis flavicincta (3)
Lunar Underwing 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa (15)
Orange Sallow 2271 Xanthia citrago (1)
Barred Sallow 2272 Xanthia aurago (1)
Svensson's Copper Underwing 2298 Amphipyra berbera svenssoni (1)
Angle Shades 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa (3)
Silver Y 2441 Autographa gamma (2)

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