The largest numbers are currently being provided by Riband Wave (43 last night), the Footmen (more than 100 Dingy/Scarce/Common/Buff last night), Smoky Wainscot, Dark Arches and the Hoplodrina pair. Numbers of Common/Lesser Common Rustic are still increasing while Heart and Dart is on the wane but Large Yellow Underwing and Lesser Yellow Underwing haven't really got going yet. Lots of second-brood species are now appearing. There have also been a significant number of really small (but perfectly formed!) individuals of many species over the past month or so - one that I particularly remember standing out from the crowd was a Garden Carpet half the normal size.
|Pyrausta nigrata, Westcott 18th July|
|Pyralis farinalis, Westcott 20th July|