This was to be the highest total of the year so far with 1252 individuals of 97 species counted (including 219 Large Yellow Underwing, 67 Dark Arches, 143 Uncertain/Rustic agg. and 63 Heart & Dart). NFY macros were Black Arches, September Thorn, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Twenty-plume Moth and Pale Motted Willow.
Migrants included 6 Silver Y and 3 Small Mottled Willows. Hawk Moths were well represented by 7 Elephant, 8 Poplar and 1 Pine.
As ever there were some (worn) species that were more difficult to ID and it would be useful to get confirmations or corrections on my best guesses below.
|very faded Pyrausta purpuralis? - had white marks on hindwing to distinguish from P. aurata|
Olly Fox, Coleshill, Oxfordshire
PS. apologies for not including any scale bar, I realised I didn't have my ruler with me when photographing them.