Spring has at last arrived in the moth world. With a min overnight temp of 12.8 deg C, there were 14 species including 1 Scorched Carpet, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Streamer, 1 Shoulder Stripe, 1 Waved Umber, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker, 1 Light Brown Apple Moth.
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Thu 19th April 2018 09:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th April
Thu 19th April 2018 08:19 by Geoffrey Sell
18th April. Singles of Brindled Pug, Chestnut, Satellite and Streamer.
Wed 18th April 2018 11:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th April
A warm night, minimum temp of 12.2deg C but only 7 species but including 1 Shoulder Stripe and 1 Satellite
Wed 18th April 2018 08:48 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 17.4.17 125W MV
18 individuals of 9 species including FFG Chamomile Shark and FFY Brindled Pug, Small Quaker and Powdered Quaker.
Tue 17th April 2018 12:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 April
Gusty but dry night, with just two species: 5 Hebrew Character, and single first for year Nut-tree Tussock (min 10.2 degsC)
Mon 16th April 2018 10:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 April
Nine species,including: Shoulder Stripe. Brindled Pug, Streamer, Brindled Beauty, A.Heracliana/ciliella(agg). First for year: Powdered Quaker, Double-striped Pug
Sun 15th April 2018 11:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th April
March Moth , Early Thorn , Flame Shoulder , Small Quaker , Early Grey , Herald.
Sun 15th April 2018 07:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 April
Chillier. Only 6 species including 3 Brindled Beauty.
Sat 14th April 2018 23:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 April
Nine species, including: Brindled Pug, with ffy Garden Carpet, A.hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth), and E.sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth)
Sat 14th April 2018 20:25 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 12th April
A foggy night and just nine species. Dotted Border and Diurnea fagella the only two worth a mention.
Sat 14th April 2018 18:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th April
6 species including 1 Dotted Border, 1 Double-striped Pug, 1 Engrailed
Sat 14th April 2018 09:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 April
Still and foggy. 14 species!
Sat 14th April 2018 08:47 by Geoffrey Sell
13th April. One Brindled Pug, one Dotted Chestnut, two Early Tooth-striped, one Mullein.
Fri 13th April 2018 22:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 April
Nine species, including firsts for year Diurnea fagella, Dotted Chestnut, and (2)Streamer
Fri 13th April 2018 13:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th April
Nothing out of the ordinary with 8 species including 1 Agonopterix arenella, 1 Agonopterix alstromeriana and 1 March Moth
Fri 13th April 2018 08:53 by Geoffrey Sell
12th April. One Brindled Pug, One Dotted Chestnut, Three Early Tooth-striped.
Fri 13th April 2018 07:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 April
12 species including 1 A. yeatiana and 1 Early Tooth-striped.
Thu 12th April 2018 18:39 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 11th April
A cooler night with Common Plume, Early Thorn, Double-striped Pug and Common Swift among the visitors.
Thu 12th April 2018 17:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th April
7 species including 2 Early Thorn, 1 Shoulder Stripe. Min overnight temp of 8.8 deg C
Thu 12th April 2018 11:48 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 11th April
6 species including Early Thorn, Dotted Border and Powdered Quaker
Thu 12th April 2018 07:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 April
A cold northerly - only 6 species.
Wed 11th April 2018 17:30 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 10th April
Damp and mild again and among 70 moths of 10 species the first Dark Sword-grass of the year, with Mottled Grey, Double-striped Pug, and Ypsolopha mucronella also among the routine fare.
Wed 11th April 2018 14:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 10th April
Mon 9th April 2018 17:44 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th April
Double-striped Pug , 2 Small Quaker , Clouded Drab , Mullein , 4 Early Grey.
Mon 9th April 2018 10:49 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 April
Eight species (25) including: Water Carpet (first for year), Shoulder Stripe(3), Early Thorn(2) - min 8.2 degsC / cloud, light rain
Mon 9th April 2018 09:47 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 8th April
Overall numbers well up on a mild, damp night. Ten species included Oak Beauty and Engrailed among the regulars.
Mon 9th April 2018 09:20 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 8th April. 11 species including singles of March Moth, Oak Beauty, and Streamer, with 30 Common Quaker.
Mon 9th April 2018 07:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 April
7 species including 1 Shoulder Stripe.
Sun 8th April 2018 23:09 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 April
Seven species/forty moths, including Early Grey, Chestnut, Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella (min 7.2 degsC)
Sun 8th April 2018 19:11 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 7th April
Nothing unusual so far this year, and quite a few spring regulars have so far failed to appear, though Small Quaker seem to be occurring in better numbers than we usually get. From 58 moths of 10 species on a mild night Oak Beauty, and Pale Pinion probably worth a mention.
Sun 8th April 2018 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 April
Sat 7th April 2018 07:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 April
10 species including D. fagella and Pale Pinion.
Fri 6th April 2018 10:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th April
Nothing out of the ordinary with 4 species including 25 Hebrew Character!
Thu 5th April 2018 21:22 by Paul Harris
35 moths of 8 species, best were March Moth and Twin-spotted Quaker.
Thu 5th April 2018 19:00 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th April
Thu 5th April 2018 10:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 April 2018
Fewer moths here - ten of five species including ffy Pale Pinion, with minimum overnight temp of min 3.4 degsC
Tue 3rd April 2018 21:01 by Paul Harris
25 moths of 6 species was a surprise given the overnight weather. Best were Dark Sword-grass, 3 Diurnea fagella and an Oak Beauty.
Tue 3rd April 2018 16:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd April
5 species including 2 Oak Beauty, 3 Early Grey, 1 Angle Shades
Mon 2nd April 2018 18:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st April
6 species including 2 Oak Beauty, 2 Early Grey, 1 Diurnea fagella
Sun 1st April 2018 08:29 by Robin Heawood
13 moths of 4 Spp. Early grey (ffy), only 1 of note.