A new Soldierfly Oxycera rara - in the moth trap of all places. Pretty little thing. Also Dioryctria abietella; both new to Keele and both local in distribution in the county. Other than that its very drab with Large Yellow Underwings, Dark Arches and Heart and Darts!
The last week has been dire for moths - non at all for 3 nights - quite exceptional for this time of year. Last night there were only 5, but one of those was a superb Eyed Hawk-moth which I last caught in 2012.