I make no apologies for yet another visit to Staveley; it really is a magical place, if hard work. Having done the woodland end last week, it had to be the reed-bed end this time. I was rewarded with a new macro, a Butterbur, a scarce moth nationally, the Yorkshire population of some importance.
Lastly, here is a selection of the very variable species Epinotia nisella, some of which had me excited for a while until I realised they were the same species.
In addition, a reasonable selection of reed-dwelling species made the visit worthwhile, with a hat-full of Limnaecia phragmitella, Calamatropha paludella, Southern Wainscot, Bulrush Wainscot, Silky Wainscot and Fen Wainscot.