Unfortunately the clouds hadn't read the weather forecast and moved swiftly off, leaving the moon to glare down on us. We gave it our best shot but by soon after 10 I decided to call it a day - it wasn't worth a late night and all that entails for disrupting birding activity for the weekend. We did manage a few moths, just not enough to make it worthwhile. New for the year for me were Common Oak Purple Dyseriocrania subpurpurella, Pebble Hook-tip and Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Pebble Hook-tip, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Shuttle-shaped Dart, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Other nice moths were Water Carpet and 2 Purple Thorns:
Water Carpet, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Purple Thorns, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
The rest were Brindled Pug, Small Quaker, Common Quaker, 3 Clouded Drabs, 2 Hebrew Characters and 14 Nut-tree Tussocks.
Other insects included what I think is Javesella pellucida, a new bug for me if I'm right (and probably even if I'm not right).
probable Javesella pelucida, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Common Groundhopper, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Chironomus plumosus, Creaking Gate Lake, 24th April
Back at home a dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet got away before I could get a pot over it. Though dark-barred with a small d I suspect it may have been Red Twin-spot Carpet, not Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. My first Scorched Carpet of the year was easier, though this flew off as soon as I got this photo too.
Scorched Carpet, North Elmham, 24th April
I was surprised to find a Twin-spotted Quaker in the trap. These mainly fly in March and I've only seen them in April twice before, never nearly as late in April as this.
Twin-spotted Quaker, North Elmham, 24th April
Powdered Quaker was next best and the supporting cast were Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla, Shoulder Stripe, Brindled Pug, Early Thorn, 2 Brindled Beauties, Small Quaker, 2 Common Quakers, 3 Clouded Drabs, 4 Hebrew Characters and Early Grey.