Most numerous species of the night was Narrow-winged Pug with more than 100 coming to the lights (64 to mine alone), while other species in the traps included a female Emperor Moth, Scalloped Hook-tip, Oak Hook-tip, Pebble Hook-tip, Birch Mocha, Maiden's Blush, Peacock Moth, Tawny-barred Angle, Grey Birch, Lime Hawk-moth and Shuttle-shaped Dart, many of which were on the wing rather earlier than normal. Half a dozen micro species were recorded, of which Neofaculta ericetella was the only one to reach a double-digit count. Others included Ancylis uncella, Epinotia immundana and, off the abundant gorse, the inevitable Cydia ulicetana.
|Birch Mocha, Stoke Common 20th April|
|Narrow-winged Pug, Stoke Common 20th April|
|A rather dark Grey Birch, Stoke Common 20th April|
|Cydia ulicetana, Stoke Common 20th April|