We were away for most of the latter part of August, but our catches since then in Wolvercote, Oxon, have largely reflected what others have observed, though usually on a smaller scale. So with us, too, Large Yellow Underwings have finally started to turn up in decent numbers - 28 on 31st August - and there's been a mini-surge of Chinese Characters (not in comparable numbers to other peoples', but regularly, and with a couple on one occasion). A few new species for the year have shown up - a couple of Copper Underwings on 30th August and an Angle Shades on 2nd September - and there have been a couple of surprises: notably what I'm pretty sure is an Engrailed on 31st August - is a second generation usual around here? There have been (only) a couple of real uncertainties, shown below. The first, which has shown up on a couple of evenings, seems likely to be Gracillaria syringella; the second presumably a snout species of some sort, but I can't decide which (if any). All suggestions gratefully received. Steve and Xander Goddard.