It's the time of the year when the moth trapper retires to his or her books in front of a blazing fire and tries to work out how many moths have coming visiting this year, and how many of them are new.
I give up on the first calculation, but I can answer the second. As my species total climbs towards 400, the number of novelties naturally falls, but I'm happy with six notched up this year. That does not include micro-moths which have never fitted happily with my amateurish census methods. One day, I hope to include them in the calculations as well.
So, a big hand for the 2016 newcomers:
Peacock or Sharp-angled Peacock
Lesser Treble-bar f. fimbriata
And I recorded my first Small Dusty Wave down in London.