On Monday evening I ran the Robinson MV trap here in my garden at Broad Oak Brede. Excluding the ones that scarpered when I opened the trap, the species count was 41:
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Large Yellow Underwing
Figure Of Eighty
Heart And Dart
This particular moth hasn’t been recorded in Sussex since 2000 according to the County Recorder, Colin Pratt, who said “It probably migrated from the continent, although the last record was only about 9 miles away at Hurst Green.”
As a mothing novice myself, this just goes to show that everyone can improve our knowledge of species in our area. There are many knowledgeable “mothers” willing to share their knowledge and boundless enthusiasm and help you with identification.
Thanks to David Burrows for his id skills and considerable knowledge.