I don't own a moth trap. I do, however, own a porch light; a sort of poor man's moth trap. It attracts in low numbers and low variety but that suits me just fine. The commonest moth around out porch light is Marbled Beauty.
I think these moths are really smart. This morning there were about eight of them resting on the wall around the light. Even in this small sample, there was a lot of individual variation:
This micro moth was also hanging out on the brickwork.
It's the first time I've used the new Micro moths book in anger. I came to the conclusion that this critter is a Bryotropha affinis.
I got as far as Crambus sp. with this one before it was chucked out of the bathroom window.
Another (different) Crambus and a Willow Beauty were also around the lights, but they scarpered before I could pot/snap them.
So ends my annual moth blog post.