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So it looks like 2011 was pretty good, with by far my highest species total, and also the highest number of new species since 2007. Although I've done more trapping this year, this is partly offset by the fact I missed nearly all of June (and with it the best of the summer weather) while working away, as in 2009 and 2010.
21 of the new species were macro-moths, the best of these being Galium Carpet, Vestal, Maple Pug, Blomer's Rivulet, Sharp-angled Peacock, Orange Footman and Large Wainscot. Among the micros the highlights were two new for VC41: Caloptilia falconipennella and Parectopa ononidis.
Large Yellow Underwing was the commonest moth for the first time - it's usually either Heart & Dart or Light Brown Apple Moth.
I'd be interested to hear what others made of 2011...