|Mottled Umber, Westcott 8th December|
|Angle Shades, Westcott 9th December|
With dissections now complete (thankyou Peter) the garden moth list stands at 629 species for the year, 316 of them macros. Even though for at least the first six months it didn't look as if it could possibly turn out to be 'a good year', that overall total is actually only four short of the number achieved in 2015. Abundance is another matter, however, with some of the regular big-hitters producing far lower totals than usual.
Only another three weeks and the year list starts off all over again - can't wait!