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Fri 20th October 2017 10:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th October
Just 8 species including 1 Merveille du Jour and 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 19th October 2017 22:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 October
Just twelve species, including: Silver Y, Red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Lssr Yellow U/wing, Vestal, ffy White-speck
Thu 19th October 2017 18:39 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.10.17 125W MV
Only 19 individuals of 11 species, including a small flurry of migrants: Vestal, Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw.  Green-brindled Crescent was FFY.
Thu 19th October 2017 18:11 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 18/10
The emphasis very much on the migrants in the traps today, with a quite splendid haul. Cosmopolitan, Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Small Mottled Willow, Gem, 3 Scarce Bordered Straw, 6 Vestal, 4 Delicate, 3 Palpita vitrealis, 3 Pearly Underwing, 4 Silver Y and 5 Udea ferrugalis. Best of the resident species was a Sallow.
Thu 19th October 2017 16:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 18th October
Palpita vitrealis , 7 Rusty-dot Pearl , Bright-line Brown-eye , Delicate , Blair's Shoulder-knot , Green-brindled Crescent , Merveille du Jour , Beaded Chestnut , Sallow , Large Wainscot , Scarce Bordered Straw , 2 Silver Y.
Thu 19th October 2017 10:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th October
10 species including 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Silver Y, 1 Chestnut.
Wed 18th October 2017 17:16 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/10
Low numbers, best for here being a Satellite. Also Delicate, Pearly Underwing and Acleris hastiana.
Wed 18th October 2017 11:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th October
Down to 11 species last night but including 2 Merveille du Jour, 6 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 17th October 2017 00:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15 October
Twelve species, including (ffy) Vestal
Mon 16th October 2017 17:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/10
35 species recorded with an emphasis on the migrants: 4 Vestal, 3 Delicate, Pearly Underwing and 6 Udea ferrugalis. Also 2 Merveille du Jour, Tawny Pinion, 4 Large Wainscot, Carcina quercana and a Caloptilia semifascia.
Mon 16th October 2017 15:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 15th October
5 Rusty-dot pearl , 2 Vestal , 2 Silver Y.
Mon 16th October 2017 15:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th October
Another good night with 23 species, including 2 Green-brindled Crescent, 2 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 1 Gold Spot, 2 Vestal, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Sallow, 2 Red-line Quaker, 1 Yellow-line Quaker. The Gold-spot was unexpected and the Merveille du Jour was the first this year.
Mon 16th October 2017 10:02 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth. 13th October, an Engrailed, a Scarce Bordered Straw.  14th October, Palpita vitrealis.  15th October, singles of Scarce Bordered Straw, Small Mottled Willow, and Vestal.
Mon 16th October 2017 09:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 October
A very warm, still night.  20 species including 2 Vestal, 2 Delicate and 4 Silver Y.  Also 2 Four-spotted Footman.
Sun 15th October 2017 22:31 by Richard Caldow
Corfe Castle 14th October
First trapping session for a long while. 17 species identified. Including: black rustic 10, snout 1, sallow 1, lunar underwing 4, feathered ranunculus 4, merveille du jour 1, brimstone 1, silver Y 1, autumnal rustic 1, straw dot 3, delicate 1, light emerald 1, L-album wainscot 4.
Sun 15th October 2017 20:41 by Paul Harris
Down to 28 sp today. Migrants were Dark Sword-grass, Delicate, 5 Silver Y, 7 Udea ferrugalis. Best of rest were a late 2nd gen Archips podana and a super form of Oak Nycteoline.

2423 Oak Nycteoline 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 15th October 2017 15:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 October
Fifteen species, including: Eudonia angustea(2), Udea ferrugalis(2), Pearly Underwing,Pale Motted Willow + Ruby Tiger larva (min 13.5 /cloudy)
Sun 15th October 2017 15:03 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 14th October
Palpita vitrealis.
Sun 15th October 2017 11:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th October
A really good night for this site at this time of year. 22 species including 1 Cypress Carpet, 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Sallow, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blood-vein, 1 Gem, 1 Vestal.
Sun 15th October 2017 10:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 October Moth Night 3
25 species including 2 Delicate and 1 Silver Y.  The major surprise was 1 Blair's Wainscot (see photos on the DMG Facebook website) - I have a part of the River Piddle running through my garden so that may explain it.  Also a late Swallow-tailed Moth
Sat 14th October 2017 23:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 October
Twenty two species, including: Nomophila noctuella, Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Galleria mellonella, Pale Mottled Willow, Merveille du Jour(2), Brimstone, Green-brindled Crescent(3), Barred Sallow(8), Beaded Chestnut (min 15.3degC / cloudy)

Sat 14th October 2017 18:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th October
14 species including 1 Blood-vein, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Dark Swordgrass.
Sat 14th October 2017 16:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/10
An overnight temperature of 16 deg C produced a decent selection of 36 species including: two each of Scarce Bordered Straw, Pearly Underwing, and Silver Y plus 4 Udea ferrugalis and a Rush Veneer representing the migrants. Best of rest were Clancy's Rustic, Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot, Barred Sallow, 2 Pinion-streaked Snout, Cypress Pug, Garden Carpet, Dark Spectacle, White Point, Green-brindled Crescent, Turnip, Red-line Quaker, Frosted Orange and finally a Red Admiral! Also a rather late Paraswammerdamia albicapitella.

0440 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 14th October 2017 15:10 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 13th Oct
10 spp including ffg Clancy's Rustic. Also Sallow, Pale Mottled Willow, 4xStraw Dot and P. conwagana
Sat 14th October 2017 13:57 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.10.17 125W MV
37 individuals of 16 species. Best were Rusty-dot Pearl (2), Feathered Brindle & Silver Y (6).
Sat 14th October 2017 12:27 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 13th October
After a couple of empty traps it was nice to actually get someting last night with Common Marbel Carpet, Willow Beauty,Lesser Yellow Underwing and some micros with 3 Light Brown Apple Moth and 2 Tachystata arcoxantha
Sat 14th October 2017 10:28 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 13th October
Blair's Shoulder - knot , Beaded Chestnut , Gold Spot.
Sat 14th October 2017 08:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 October Moth Night 2
A warm, cloudy night.  21 species including 1 Silver Y.  1 late C. quercana.  FFY Grey Shoulder-knot.
Fri 13th October 2017 23:42 by Gillian Nash
12 October
Twelve species, just twenty individuals, including: Udea ferrugalis, Angle Shades, Beaded Chestnut, Straw Dot, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Beaded Chestnut, Lssr Yellow U/wing
Fri 13th October 2017 22:13 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/10
Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate, Pearly Underwing, Silver Y and 3 Udea ferrugalis made up the migrants. Otherwise Large Wainscot and Barred Sallow best of the rest.
Fri 13th October 2017 14:58 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th October
Common Wainscot , Blair's Shoulder-knot , Beaded Chestnut , 2 Large Wainscot , 6 Feathered Ranunculus , Snout.
Fri 13th October 2017 09:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 October Moth Night 1
18 species including 1 Silver Y.  Also 1 late European Corn Borer and 1 late Four-spotted Footman. Lots of flowering ivy around and 1 A. sparsana.
Fri 13th October 2017 01:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11 October
Seven species, including Red-line Quaker and ffy 3 Blair's Shoulder-knot (min 9.4degC)
Thu 12th October 2017 20:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/10
3 Large Wainscot and Barred Sallow the best of a small haul.
Thu 12th October 2017 17:37 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th October
Only 5 species but including 1 Green-brindled Crescent
Tue 10th October 2017 20:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 October
Eighteen species, including: Udea ferrugalis, Merveille du Jour, Red-line Quaker, Willow Beauty, Green Brindled Crescent, Burnished Brass, ffy 4 November Moth(agg) (min 11.7 degC)

8 October - Nineteen species; Acleris rhombana and notana/ferrugana(agg), Beaded Chestnut, Light Emerald, Brussels Lace

Tue 10th October 2017 16:10 by Paul Harris
6/10: Pearly Underwing.

7/10: Nephopterix angustella, Barred Sallow, Green-brindled Crescent.

8/10: Day-flying Vapourer in the garden.

9/10: Delicate, Clancy's Rustic, Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Large Wainscot, Merveille du Jour, Spruce Carpet, White Point, Pinion-streaked Snout, Blood-vein, Endotricha flammealis.

Mon 9th October 2017 16:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th October
A fresh Ruby Tiger was a surprise .; Turnip Moth , L-album Wainscot , Black Rustic , 8 Feathered Ranunculus.  Beaded Chestnut , Barred Sallow.
Sun 8th October 2017 11:59 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 7.10.17 125W MV
Numbers still low.  30 individuals of 12 species.  Of interest were FFY Sallow, Feathered Ranunculus and a late Engrailed.  Sole migrant was a single Silver Y.
Sat 7th October 2017 21:18 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th October
Delicate , 4 Feathered Ranunculus , Turnip , Straw Dot.
Sat 7th October 2017 18:36 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 October
Nine species / fourteen moths, including: Pale Mottled Willow, Orange Swift, RedUnderwing, Turnip Moth, Silver Y, Green Brindled Crescent (min 8.4 degC / cloudy, rain early am)
Fri 6th October 2017 10:17 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th October
8 species including 1 Beautiful Plume, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Barred Sallow.
Thu 5th October 2017 09:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 October
Just nine species(13 individuals) here, despite minimum 11.3 and cloudy conditions.  Singles of Merveille du Jour, Blk Rustic, Barred Sallow, Rosy Rustic
Thu 5th October 2017 08:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th October
Only 9 species but including 1 Mallow, 2 Barred Sallow, 1 Burnished Brass.
Wed 4th October 2017 15:54 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 3rd October
6 species including Black Rustic, Feathered Ranunculus and Beaded Chestnut
Tue 3rd October 2017 20:19 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 2/10
A very meagre catch, but it did include 2 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 3rd October 2017 17:37 by Gillian Nash
Just five species/seven individuals, nothing new, including Beaded Chestnut and Black Rustic (min 10degC)
Tue 3rd October 2017 09:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd October
Only 6 species but including 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Barred Sallow, 1 Beaded Chestnut.
Mon 2nd October 2017 21:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/10
White Speck the best here today plus first Beaded Chestnut of the autumn.
Sun 1st October 2017 18:32 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 29th September.
Have not posted here for a while, as not much trapping or records of any note. However, I did have two Clifden Nonpareil in the MV trap on Friday (29th) night, despite the heavy downpours. One was very worn, but the other almost pristine. This species has now made an appearance every year since 2011 and is clearly established in the area and is more common (at my garden trap) than Red Underwing!
Sun 1st October 2017 17:51 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 1.10.17
Disturbed a Bloxworth Snout in a lean-to in the garden this afternoon.  A new species for me here.
Sun 1st October 2017 13:38 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/9
Clancy's Rustic and Frosted Orange the only moths worthy of mention.
Sun 1st October 2017 11:59 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.9.17 125W MV
Only 29 individuals of 16 species. Highlight was a worn FFG Orange Sallow.  Singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Rush Veneer the only migrants.
Sun 1st October 2017 11:17 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 29th September
The best of only 6 moth trapped was Dusky Thorn and a 1st with Black Rustic