The very first moth I caught after moving to Rye last year was a Pale Brindled Beauty, on 7th March. Today, after a few blank trapping nights, it was my first moth of 2008. It’s one of those few unusual moths whose females are wingless, living on tree trunks. The exceptionally mild nights (min. 11 deg.) are likely to tempt out more spring species - recent reports have included Spring Ushers in some numbers, Early Moths and Mottled Umbers, and even a few early Common Quakers.