A phrase often used in birding circles. I can't seem to catch any moths at the moment-warm days, but challenging nights on the clifftop, but I have been amusing myself in the early hours by going through an archive of un-named moth photos on my computer. Mostly tricky tortrices, but this relatively easy one came to light-the Ermine Moth Yponomeuta irrorrela, caught in my previous house in Fairlight in August 2013.
Confirmed by county recorder Colin Pratt, there have been just a few E Sussex records of this proposed RDB 2 species: 4 at Rye in 2004, and one at Icklesham in 2013, just a few days before this one. There are just 3 West Sussex records, again one was just a few days before this one.