They list only 24 ordinary-sized moths and 24 micros as the 'most common' in our vast county in November and I have already had 14 of the ordinary ones and a goodly number of the micros (which I'm afraid I don't study to the same extent - yet). I'm not expecting surprises for the rest of the month, although you never know. But I think that my rate of trapping and reporting will fall markedly between now and next March.
It's been a poor English summer for weather but there has been plenty of interest in the trap, and I'd also like to thank everyone who has helped, commented or just clicked-in from a surprisingly large number of countries around the world. People such as Ben Sale of Essex Moths, Ray (Stokelymort) from Middlesbrough and many other fellow-trappers have been endlessly generous with their knowledge. And though I keep this record mainly for my own pleasure, it is astonishing to see from Blogger's stats where readers come from, eg Mongolia last month, Costa Rica often and most recently Palestine. Shukran! And Toda raba to frequent visitors from Israel (hope I've got those thank-yous right). May moths and other gentle hobbies keep or bring you together.
Warmest wishes to one and all everywhere else. And here is the tally from last night: one Satellite, seen at the top of the post with a solitary December moth behind; and, just above, one Yellow-line Quaker (I am pretty sure; I have a bad track record with these and the - to me - very similar Red-line Q).
And this: is it a weevil? It did a great little version of 'You put your left leg in...' etc, both on its back and when I pushed it gently over with a leaf so it was right way up.