On Sunday night the quality level notched up a peg with a fantastic Sallow Button Acleris hastiana (and another Early Moth). The first hastiana I've seen since 2012 and so new for the house.
Sallow Button Acleris hastiana (female, gen det), North Elmham, 31st January
A 2-spot Ladybird woke up from hibernation in my study:
2-spot Ladybird, North Elmham, 31st January
Monday and Tuesday nights were similar with Pale Brindled Beauty and Early Moth, and Pale Brindled Beauty and 3 Early Moths respectively.
Wednesday was a nil return but last night (Thursday) was the best night of the year so far in terms of variety, I think. Best was my first Oak Beauty of the year.
Oak Beauty, North Elmham, 4th February
The others were 3 Pale Brindled Beauties, Spring Usher, Dotted Border, Early Moth, Chestnut and Dark Chestnut. Not bad for early February, but others in the county apparently did much better!
My 4th species of Ladybird this year already came in the shape of this Cream-spot Ladybird in the moth-trap.
Cream-spot Ladybird, North Elmham, 4th February