Like Dave last night I too had my best night of the year so far and similarly that's not saying very much. I caught a total of 29 moths of 14 species though more may have failed to run the gauntlet of our young cat who has developed a penchant for hunting down moths at night as the are draw to the trap. Certainly she seemed exhausted this morning! Details are: Yellow-barred Brindle, Common Marbled Carpet (4), Bee Moth (4), Light-brown Apple Moth (8), Common Pug (3), Garden Carpet, White-shouldered House Moth, Tinea trinotella, Small Waved Umber (NFY), Pale Mottled Willow, Mompha subbistrigella (2), Garden Pebble (NFY),
Ingrailed Clay Small Square-spot (see comments) (NFY) and Vines Rustic (NFY).
|Small Waved Umber|
I also found this micro in some grasses yesterday evening in Burgess Field next to Port Meadow. I'm thinking that it's Elachista argentella though I just want to check that it's not Opostega salaciella instead (I can't see any "eye caps").
|presumed Elachista argentella|