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Mon 16th September 2019 19:49 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 15th September
Amongst lots of Large yellow underwing: Light Emerald, Vapourer, Angle Shades and FFG Eudonia augustea (2). Plus Hummingbird hawk-moth everyday recently (even in overcast weather) on the red valerian.
Mon 16th September 2019 08:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 September
FFY 1 Beaded Chestnut.
Sun 15th September 2019 16:14 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 13th September
New for Year - Pale Mottled Willow, Flounced Rustic, 1x Copper Underwing agg. , Lunar Underwing, Beautiful Plume.
Sun 15th September 2019 13:09 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.9.19 125W MV
Belated entry for last Thursday: 36 spp including FFG Small Wainscot and FFY Pyrausta purpuralis and Bordered Beauty.  Some migrant interest: Rusty-dot Pearl (2), Silver Y (1) and Dark Sword-grass (1).
Sun 15th September 2019 09:34 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 14th September. A Centre-barred Sallow and a Small Wainscot.
Sat 14th September 2019 12:44 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 13th September
A fresh Waved Umber - late even for a second generation.
Fri 13th September 2019 14:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th September
Palpita vitrealis , Dark Sword-grass , Clancy's Rustic. Hummingbird Hawk-moth at garden buddliea.
Fri 13th September 2019 10:54 by Mike Hetherington
A quick reminder about the ...

DORSET MOTH RECORDERS' AUTUMN MEETING SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019 2.00-5.00pm (tea & coffee from 1.30pm) TOLPUDDLE VILLAGE HALL, TOLPUDDLE, DORSET, DT2 7EW A chance to get together and find out what's been happening on the Dorset moth scene. Speakers will include Dr Phil Sterling and Paul Butter. More to be announced!

Fri 13th September 2019 10:47 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 12 September
1 Blair's Mocha, also a late or 2nd brood Small Emerald and 1 Pale Eggar
Fri 13th September 2019 08:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 September
FFG Pretty Chalk Carpet (and a late one). FFY Clifden Nonpareil.  Also 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 12th September 2019 13:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th September
Dark Sword-grass.
Thu 12th September 2019 09:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 September
FFY 1 Brown-spot Pinion.
Tue 10th September 2019 12:51 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th September
Dark Sword-grass , Pearly Underwing , Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 10th September 2019 08:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 September
1 Palpita vitrealis and another Red Underwing.
Mon 9th September 2019 20:20 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.9.19 125W MV
36 species including Red Underwing and FFY Pinion-streaked Snout, Centre-barred Sallow and Broad-bordered Underwing. Singles of Diamond-back Moth and Rusty Pearl.
Mon 9th September 2019 14:28 by Jack Oughton
8th Sept Oct Portesham
52 species, including Calybites phasianpennella, Ypsolopha parenthesella, Nomophila noctuella, Pale Eggar, Elephant Hawk-moth, Four-spotted Footman (female), Cabbage Moth, Frosted Orange, Centre-barred Sallow, Lunar Underwing, & Dark Sword-grass.
Sun 8th September 2019 22:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 September
FFG 1 Anomalous was a surprise.
Sun 8th September 2019 13:28 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th September
Dark Sword-grass.
Sat 7th September 2019 13:02 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th September
Hummingbird Hawk-moth to garden buddliea.
Fri 6th September 2019 14:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 07 September
Just 54 moths of 14 species, including 15 Set.H.Character & 12 Lg.Y.U/wing + first for year Lunar Underwing and Centre-barred Sallow (minimum overnight temp. 10.1 degsC)
Fri 6th September 2019 13:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th September
Thu 5th September 2019 12:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th September
Hummingbird Hawk-moth to garden buddliea.
Wed 4th September 2019 14:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd September
Only 24 species but including 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 female Ringed China-mark, 1 Pale Eggar, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Pale Mottled Willow.
Tue 3rd September 2019 17:27 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 2 September 2019
Included singles of Palpita vitrealis, Spectacle, Clifden Nonpareil & FFY Feathered Ranunculus, also big influx of Large Yellow Underwing - in excess of 200.
Sun 1st September 2019 15:39 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 31st August
Rather a cool night with few moths but included a FFG Pale Eggar