My copy of the excellent Common Micro-moths of Berkshire here by Nick Asher and the Berkshire Moth Group arrived this week. Through a combination of 200 common species and 200 similar looking less common species, it covers over 400 species which could be found in this part of the world (or anywhere in Southern England). The large format high quality images, clearly annotated with comparison species side by side and concise descriptions is a highly effective formula for an identification guide- the best gateway guide to micro-moth identification that I have come across. Using this book in combination with the BWP micro-moth bible (Sterling et al) and comparing with on line resources such as Norfolk moths micro-moths flying tonight and the UK Moths website and using feedback from various apps, facebook groups and help from Irecord validators means that micro-moth recording is completely accessible for everyone.
Here's a few highlights from the Old Vic moth trap over last couple of days.