James and I went out to Merryfield at the weekend to see if Exapate congelatella was still present there. On a relatively balmy evening with the temperature at about six degrees we managed to see a few of the usual suspects at this time of year including Brick, Chestnut, Mottled Umber, Feathered Thorn Winter Moth and Yellow-line Quaker. One surprise was a male diving beetle Dytiscus marginalis which probably thought spring had arrived after the cold of the last few weeks. Another was a Twenty Plume Moth. As I was moving the light prior to switching it off, a single Exapate congelatella flew in. James found two more when he examined his traps so it is still hanging on. My specimen was really fresh so it may be that the cold has kept them from emerging until now. James also managed to find two or three Scarce Umber by walking along the rides with his headtorch and netting them, they rarely come to large MV bulbs.