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Sat 31st August 2013 22:38 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland 30.8.2013 Lawrie de Whalley
Old Lady 1, Copper Underwing 1, Feathered Gothic 9, Straw Dot 4, Purple Bar 1, Mouse Moth 2, Apple Ermine 2, Agonopterix subproquinella 1, Dark Swordgrass 1.  51 species 16C.
Sat 31st August 2013 19:03 by Jamie McMillan
Briantspuddle 31 August
Two good local heathland specialities overnight: The Anomalous and Crambus hamella.

2394 Anomalous 02 Copyright: Jamie McMillan 1299 Crambus hamella 03 Copyright: Jamie McMillan

Sat 31st August 2013 15:05 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/8
Best here was Palpita vitrealis.
Sat 31st August 2013 14:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30th August 13
Around 300 of 65 species including Copper Underwing, 4 Feathered Gothic, G/Dk Dagger, 4 Centre-barred Sallow, 3 Dusky Thorn, Old Lady, Dk Sword-grass, 11 Common / 6 Garden Carpet, Brindled Plume, Brown China-mark, Toadflax Pug, Ringed China-mark - with 14 micos still to ID
Sat 31st August 2013 13:09 by Will Bown
30th August - Winterborne Stickland
Despite numbers still holding up well enough, there remains little of special interest.  These are a few of the species currently on the wing here: Caloptilia syringella, Yponomeuta plumbella,, Plutella porrectella, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Old Lady, Feathered Gothic, Purple Bar, Treble-bar, Pale Mottled Willow, Spectacle and Dark Spectacle, Ruby Tiger, Vine's Rustic, Angle Shades, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Tawny-barred Angle, Mouse Moth, and immigrants still only represented by a few each of Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass.
Sat 31st August 2013 10:08 by Dorothy Karley
Karley Lower Bockhampton
2 more Jersey Tigers and a Gothic amongst a good haul of regulars including 2 more Poplar Hawks.
Sat 31st August 2013 10:05 by Dorothy Karley
Fri 30th August 2013 21:44 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/8
Several quiet days here, lots of moths but little of note. Best today the first Red Underwing of the autumn.
Fri 30th August 2013 20:44 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 29th August - 125mv
A reasonable haul of late summer species with good numbers of Setaceous Hebrew Character (50) and Brimstone (42).  The interest among all of the usuals was a fresh-looking Figure of Eighty, which is either well out of season or a second brood? Also a Neglected Rustic, but of the more brown-orange (northern) form rather than the typical ochreous southern form.  I have also been making the effort to identify the copper underwings that visit the trap and the Svennson's is winning 6-3 at the moment.
Fri 30th August 2013 11:23 by Will Bown
29th August - Winterborne Stickland
Still limited to the expected species.  Regular immigrants represented by just Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y.  Also: Epinotia immundana, and regulars Celypha lacunana, Catoptria falsella, Agriphila geniculea, plus Parsnip, Treble-bar, Lychnis, Dusky Thorn, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Feathered Gothic, Knot Grass, Vine's Rustic, Gold Spot and Mouse Moth. Nothing to raise the pulse.
Fri 30th August 2013 06:43 by Terry Box
Portland records for night of 28th August
At Portland 'busy but unspectacular' although a Square-spot Dart at the Grove trap was the second Island record following two caught buy visiting trappers at Freshwater Bay last year.
Thu 29th August 2013 21:21 by Gillian Nash
Castle Gardens, Sherborne 28th August 13
Three traps set with around 600+ of 50 species including Copper Underwing, Dk Sword-grass, Bulrush Wainscot, Black Arches, Broad-bordered Yellow U/W, Marbled Beauty, Antler, Ypsolopha sequella - unsurprisingly the trap near the wildflower area the most successful
Thu 29th August 2013 20:32 by Paul Harris
Dotted Footman
Another photo of Jack Oughton's Dotted Footman. Quite a week for extreme rarities in the County.

2041 Dotted Footman 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 29th August 2013 20:03 by Vince Giavarini
Badbury Rings
Overnight in grassland near Badbury Rings 36 species of macro. Two small Heath Traps set 200m apart yielded noteworthy Gold Spot, Kent Black Arches, Feathered Gothic, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Barred Rivulet, and an Orange Swift among the 'natives'. Migrants: 2 Silver Y, a Dark Sword-grass and a White Point. Among the micros several Parsnip Moth and a few Eupoecilia angustana.
Thu 29th August 2013 14:33 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 28th August
570 moths of 78 species, with Oak Nycteoline and Calybites phasianpennella being new for garden. Also, 2 White-point, Dog's Tooth (2nd garden record), 2 Dark Sword-grass, Lackey, and Acleris sparsana were of note.
Thu 29th August 2013 12:52 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell August 28th
Lots of moths here of late, but mostly featuring routine species. The only migrants last night were 5 Dark Sword Grass, which is doing better here than in any of the previous 8 years.  At Abbotsbury Gardens, yesterday afternoon Silver Y seemed to be everywhere, feeding on a wide variety of plants. I am also, regularly seeing several feeding on Buddleia and other plants in my garden but this apparent abundance locally, is not reflected in my catches. Other migrants remain very thin on the ground here.
Thu 29th August 2013 11:27 by Will Bown
28th August - Winterborne Stickland
Numbers up again and another decent mix (although mostly regulars) including: Agriphila geniculea, Acleris laterana, Swammerdamia pyrella, Catoptria falsella, Lesser Wax Moth, Mouse, Yellow-barred Brindle, Feathered Gothic, Treble-bar, Maiden's Blush, Angle Shades, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Vapourer, Mouse, Vine's Rustic and another Old Lady.  Migrants represented only by a few Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y. Brimstone and Setaceous Hebrew Character seem to be having an especially good year here.
Thu 29th August 2013 11:11 by Dorothy Karley
Karley Lower Bockhampton
Last week has been a delight, trouble is I haven't had time to record in detail. Apart from Jersey Tigers already reported most days there have been Poplar Hawks. 2 Gothics last night, which are new to us. Regular showings of Dark Sword Grass, Silver Y, Gold Spot and Burnished Brass. Large numbers of Flame Shoulder, big increase in Large Yellow Underwing and Setaceous Hebrew Character in the last week.
Wed 28th August 2013 21:09 by Paul Harris
Parley 27/8
An astonishing 9 Old Lady in one trap this morning, also Yellow Belle and Treble-bar (Paul Baker).
Wed 28th August 2013 20:18 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 27/8
Best here Barred Rivulet and Flame Carpet.
Wed 28th August 2013 19:25 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 27th Aug
Just one MV trap out but memorable for the number of moths - 703 Macros of 51 species which included Flame Shoulder (111),Brimstone (33), Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing(82), Large Yellow Underwing(96), Vines Rustic (53), Setaceous Hebrew Character (58) and Shuttle-shaped Dart (114). Hidden amongst these was the star of the trap, a lovely Gold Spot first for the garden. Also 3 Four-spotted Footman - all female this time, Canary Shouldered Thorn, Jersey Tiger (2) and Copper Underwing. Also singles of Rush Veneer and Rusty-dot Pearl.
Wed 28th August 2013 16:02 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 27th August
A Dotted Footman! was new for garden and a very pleasing record. Also new for garden was a Flame Carpet. 457 moths of 72 species, with also of note being Maiden's Blush, 3 Dark Sword-grass, 3 Rosy Footman, Nutmeg & Turnip.

By day at the Fleet lagoon, were several Scrobipalpa suaedella - extremely late this year!

2041 Dotted Footman 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton 27th August 2013

Dotted Footman

Wed 28th August 2013 15:14 by Dorothy Karley
Karley Lower Bockhampton
Another Jersey Tiger on the night of 27th August.
Wed 28th August 2013 14:49 by Terry Box
Portland records for night of 27th August
The best on Portland was a presumed Blair's Mocha from a new site at Avalanche Road.

UPDATE (30 Aug) - now thought to be a False Mocha, both species good for the Island.
Wed 28th August 2013 14:12 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 27.8.13 (125W MV)
325 individuals of 53 species recorded.  Highlights: singles of Maiden's Blush, Small Dusty Wave, Feathered Gothic and Gold Spot - all firsts for the garden.  Also Dark Sword-grass (3), White-point (3) and Silver Y (11).
Wed 28th August 2013 10:31 by Will Bown
27th August - Winterborne Stickland
Another decent mixed catch, but nothing unusual. Catoptria falsella, Plutella porrectella, Brown China-mark, Diamond-back, Silver Y, Spectacle, Poplar Hawk, Centre-barred Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Feathered Gothic, Old Lady, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Small Square-spot, Pebble Hook-tip and Burnished Brass were among the species on the wing here.
Tue 27th August 2013 22:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26th August 13
Around 250 of 40 species including 3 Flame Carpet, 2 Dusky / 1 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 3 Gdn Pebble, 2 Oak Hook-tip, 5 Centre-barred Sallow, sm Wainscot, 2 Spectacle, Feathered Gothic
Tue 27th August 2013 21:01 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 26th August, MV125 in garden
Another excellent late August night. High numbers of Brimstone (60) and Flame shoulder (72) again, with Setaceous Hebrew Character (35) starting to make more of an appearance.  Migrants were represented by 4 Diamond back, 3 Dark Sword-grass and 9 Silver Y.  There was also a garden first Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) which I assume was also a migrant rather than a resident.  A single Hypatima rhomboidella was also a garden first and a Common Wainscot was, amazingly, the first recorded this year.  I should also add that a single Scorched Wing was a surprise addition to the catch - either very late or a second brood individual?
Tue 27th August 2013 20:43 by Paul Harris
Preston, Weymouth 26/8
Ricky Lambert had a Channel Islands Pug last night, a new garden moth for him.
Tue 27th August 2013 16:47 by Jack Oughton
26th August Rodwell
Over 630 moths of 82 species, with Matilella fusca and Nephopterix angustella being new for garden. Also of note, a Gold Spot (2nd garden record), Rush Veneer, 2 Cypress Pug, 3 Dark Sword-grass, 8 Silver Y and 7 Diamond-back Moth. Large numbers of certain species building up, Large Yellow Underwing (57), Shuttle-shaped Dart (90), Vine's Rustic (74)
Tue 27th August 2013 13:50 by Dorothy Karley
Karley,Lower Bockhampton
2 Jersey Tigers amongst particularly large haul in actinic trap set on evening of 25th August.
Tue 27th August 2013 13:49 by Will Bown
26th August - Winterborne Stickland
Another nice varied collection but with nothing of any particular note.  Among those present were: Monopis weaverella, Rush Veneer, Honeysuckle Moth, Dark Spectacle, Treble-bar, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Early Thorn, Sallow Kitten, Mouse Moth, Iron Prominent, Heart and Dart, Feathered Gothic, Frosted Orange, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, and Large Yellow Underwing (now slowly increasing in numbers), Old Lady and Gold Spot.
Tue 27th August 2013 09:32 by Terry Box
Overnight at Portland 26/27 Aug
Another extreme rarity at Portland with a Tamarisk Peacock.  Other migrants include 48 Diamond-back, nine Rush Veneer, eight Rusty-dot Pearl, a Convolvulus Hawk-moth, 40 Dark Sword-grass, 177 Silver Y and wanderers included Mocha and four Narrow-winged Pug.
Mon 26th August 2013 22:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25th August 13
Around 300 of 45 species, including 4 Dusky Thorn, 3 Centre-barred Sallow, 2 Iron Prominent, Sallow Kitten, Scorched Carpet, Sm Waved Umber, 2 Ringed China-mark, 2 Marbled Beauty, 2 Oak Hook-tip, Bird Cherry Ermine, 4 Yellow Underwing species totalling 33, Sm Wainscot, Peach Blossom - several micros still to ID
Mon 26th August 2013 14:43 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 25th August
Over 350 moths of 72 species, with Satin Wave and Scrobipalpa salinella being new for garden. Also Scrobipalpa suaedella, Four-spotted Footman, Dark Sword-grass, Cypress Pug, Rush Veneer, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, Crescent, 4 Orange Swift, Small China-mark and a Chinese Character.
Mon 26th August 2013 13:53 by Terry Box
Overnight at Portland 25/26 Aug
A ***Shining Marbled*** the highlight at the Obs and a Bedstraw Hawk-moth at Southwell.  See PBO Latest News link
Mon 26th August 2013 12:00 by Will Bown
25th August - Winterborne Stickland
Despite plenty on the wing in nearby lanes at dusk, the trap tally only reached 252 of 54 species here among the chalk hills last night.  Nothing of particular note, but included were the likes of: Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Spectacle, Dark Sword-grass, Old Lady, Dusky Thorn, Green Carpet, Lime-speck Pug, Treble-bar, Mouse, Yellow-barred Brindle and the first Feathered Gothic (3) of the autumn.
Mon 26th August 2013 11:38 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...opposite Poole Park
A cooler night down to 14C. Approx 125 macros of 27 spp and a few micros. Migrants few and far between: 2 Silver Y and a noctuella. Best of the larger moths:Maiden's Blush, Copper Underwing, Yellow-barred Brindle, Scorched Carpet and Grey Dagger.
Sat 24th August 2013 23:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23rd August 13
Under cover, so just around 80 of 35 species including Bulrush Wainscot (SFY), Yellow-tail, Mouse Moth, Pale Prominent, Sharp-angled Peacock, Sm Waved Umber, Dk Sword-grass FFY Buff Footman, Cyclamen Tortrix, Copper Underwing
Sat 24th August 2013 22:39 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) Friday, 23rd August
At least 60 macro species with Mocha first for garden. Also Tree-lichen Beauty, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Jersey Tiger (7),Orange Swift (3) and Copper Underwing. Also record numbers of Dark Sword Grass (30) a single Rush Veneer, White-point (8) and Rusty Dot Pearl (4).
Sat 24th August 2013 22:32 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 23rd August
Great moth weather last night, reflected by 445 moths of 84 species. Some large numbers of common species such as 50 Brimstone, 50 Flame Shoulder, 42 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing and 9 Maiden's Blush.  Notables included two garden firsts, a Webb's Wainscot and a Rosy Minor - also 2 White Point, 3 Dark Sword Grass, Mouse, Least Yellow Underwing, Flame Carpet and Purple Bar (the last four are species that I rarely record here). Still low numbers of Large Yellow Underwing (11) - will it get going this year?
Sat 24th August 2013 19:59 by David Foot
Wyke Regis, Weymouth 23/8/13
Last night was a good night for me. 2 tree lichen beauty, something that has been on my garden hit list for years, pretty chalk cpt, flame cpt, gem, gold spot, maidens blush, mullein wave, cmn wave, nephopterix angustella, epermenia falciformis, celypha rosaceana, ypsolopha scabrella, ypsolopha alpella, calybites phasianipennella, aethes francillana, cochylis hybridella and 2 clavigesta purdeyi. Let's hope tonight's as good.
Sat 24th August 2013 17:06 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, Saturday 24
Largest catch ever here with 170+ macros of 40 species. While moored off Brownsea Island nearing dusk and waiting for the turn of the tide the harbour was a mill pond. Trap on at 9.00pm on our return and first in some big moths e.g. Poplar Hawk and Old Lady. This morning yielded a Red Underwing, 5 Cabbage moth, 30 or more Willow Beauty (which lined the interior walls of the trap like a velvet glove), a Marbled Beauty, the first Turnips and SHC's of the year and two pristine Beautiful Yellow Underwing. Interestingly, only a single LYU.
Sat 24th August 2013 14:42 by Jean Southworth
The rain held off leaving an overcast muggy night hence 181 macro of 41 sp. and 146+ micro of 29+ sp. Highlights were - White-point - 3, Silver Y - 10, Chevron - 1, Sharp-angled Peacock - 2, 1262 Cydia amplana -2, 464 Diamond-back -1
Sat 24th August 2013 13:47 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 23/8/13
300 moths of 66 species, with Black Arches, Crescent and Scrobipalpa suaedella being new for garden. Also, 14 Silver Y, 3 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Orange Swift, Rush Veneer, Rusty-dot Pearl, 7 Diamond-back Moth, Pebble Hook-tip, Coptotriche marginea and Lesser Wax Moth were of note.
Sat 24th August 2013 11:35 by Paul Harris
Abbotsbury toilet block, 24/8
Channel Islands Pug and Black Arches.
Sat 24th August 2013 11:12 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/8
Good numbers but nothing too exciting. Best were Tawny-speckled and Narrow-winged (2) Pugs, Small Waved Umber and a Wax Moth. Nearby at Preston, Ricky Lambert had a Chevron.

1425 Wax Moth 03 Copyright: Richard Cottle

Fri 23rd August 2013 22:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22nd August 13
Around 300 of 50 species including Mocha, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Orange Swift, Sm Waved Umber, 2 Angle-shades, Sallow Kitten, 3 Marbled Beauty, Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Gdn Pebble, Yponomeuta plumbella FFY Copper Underwing and, unbelievably, a Nightjar asleep near the trap - presumably attracted by moths
Fri 23rd August 2013 10:29 by Will Bown
22nd August - Winterborne Stickland
Less moths with 185+ of 47 species including: Rush Veneer, Rusty-dot Pearl, Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass, plus Water Veneer, Beautiful Plume, Dusky Thorn and Treble-bar among the rest.
Thu 22nd August 2013 13:48 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 21/8
My second ever records of both Barred Hook-tip and Lunar-spotted Pinion were the pick of the bunch. Best of the rest were Crescent, Twin-spotted Wainscot and Bordered Beauty.

1647 Barred Hook-tip 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 22nd August 2013 12:00 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 21st August
Over 250 moths of 69 species, with Old Lady, Galium Carpet, Epinotia solandriana, and Crocidosema plebejana being new for garden. Also, 2 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Silver Y, Rush Veneer, Palpita vitrealis, 9 Pine Leaf-mining Moth, 2 Lesser Wax Moth, 5 Jersey Tiger, Cypress Pug, and Orange Swift.
Thu 22nd August 2013 10:52 by Will Bown
21st August - Winterborne Stickland
A better night.  Temp. at 15C, some cloud cover and occ. showers, and misty again by dawn.  Highlights included: Lathronympha strigana, Gracillaria syringella, Digitivalva pulicariae, Carcina quercana, Mompha propinquella, Argyresthia goedartella, Spindle Ermine, Honeysuckle Moth, Jersey Tiger, Sallow Kitten, Dusky Thorn, Silver Y, Tawny-barred Angle and Cabbage Moth.
Wed 21st August 2013 21:43 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20th August 13
Full moon resulting in just 70 of 28 species, including Common Plume, Gdn Pebble, Ringed China-mark, Flame Carpet, 3 Marbled Beauty, 2 Marbled Green, 2 Spectacle, Dot Moth FFY Coxcomb Prominent, Sm Dusty Wave
Wed 21st August 2013 14:58 by Will Bown
20th August - Winterborne Stickland
The temperature stayed at 12C during a clear first part of the night, with a bright full moon, but some mist formed in the valley before dawn.  Only 37 species put in an appearance including: Rusty-dot Pearl, Diamond-back Moth, Vestal, Old Lady, an especially large and beautiful male Black Arches, plus Pebble Prominent, Ruby Tiger and Canary-shouldered Thorn.
Tue 20th August 2013 19:03 by Mike Hetherington
Portland Bill 20.8.13
By day, a single Mullein Wave at the public toilets next to Portland Bill car park.
Tue 20th August 2013 11:43 by Will Bown
19th August - Winterborne Stickland
Cooler with a clear sky and big moon.  Of the 30+ species there was little of any particular note; but included were: Dusky Thorn, August Thorn, Rosy Rustic, Blood-vein, Small Waved Umber, Yponomeuta plumbella, Scrobipalpa costella, singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Rush Veneer, (2) Silver Y, and Brindled Plume.
Mon 19th August 2013 21:54 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18th August 13
Around 110 of 30 species including 2 each of Flame / Scorched / Red Twin-spot Carpet, 5 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 3 Scalloped Oak, Ruby Tiger, Knot Grass, 3 Marbled Beauty FFY Scarce Footman, Small Wainscot, Gold Spot, Buff-tip caterpillar feeding on oak (by day).

1994 Buff-tip 05 larva Copyright: Gillian Nash

Mon 19th August 2013 19:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 18/8
Best here my 4th Old Lady, otherwise Saltern Ear and Gold Spot just about worth a mention.

2300 Old Lady 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 19th August 2013 13:52 by Will Bown
18th August - Winterborne Stickland
Numbers still low with nothing of special note.  Among those that did put in an appearance were: Ringed China-mark, Small Waved Umber, Treble-bar, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Coxcomb Prominent, Blood-vein and Gold Spot. Two Silver Y were the only immigrants.
Sat 17th August 2013 23:04 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) Friday, 16th August
A windy night and only 53 species with nothing new. Best of the bunch were Jersey Tiger (2), Ruby Tiger (2), Four -spotted Footman ( yet another male. Where are all the females?). First White-point for a while, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Dark-barred Twin -spot Carpet, Rush Veneer (2) and Dark Sword Grass(2)
Sat 17th August 2013 15:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16th August 13
Around 120 of 38 species including Early / Dusky / Canary-shouldered Thorn, Lychnis, Sm Phoenix, Common / Scorched / (2) Flame Carpet, Knot Grass, Tawny Speckled Pug, White-spotted Pug, Black Arches, Sm Waved Umber, Clouded Border, Sharp-angled Peacock, 6 Straw Dot, 2 Common Plume, Ypsolopha Scabrella, Gdn Pebble
Sat 17th August 2013 15:44 by Jack Oughton
Broadmayne 16/8
Just over 350 moths of 86 species, with 2 Scorched Carpet and Elachista rufocinerea being new for recorder. Also 19 Four-spotted Footman (including 2 females), Drinker, Oak Eggar, Silver Y, 4 Dark Sword-grass, 6 Rush Veneer, Gold Spot, 15 Black Arches, 4 Oak Hook-tip, 2 Dusky Thorn, Coxcomb Prominent, 2 Maple Pug, and 41 Straw Dot.
Sat 17th August 2013 10:36 by Will Bown
16th August - Winterborne Stickland
A big drop in numbers on a clear night.  A second Antler (with a different pattern of wear) was certainly the pick of the bunch, while among the varied selection of regulars were: Pretty Chalk Carpet, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Clouded Border, Iron Prominent, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Mouse Moth.  Very few micros and nothing of note among them.
Sat 17th August 2013 09:46 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/8
Poor night, only moths of note my 4th Antler and an enormous Bulrush Wainscot.

2369 Bulrush Wainscot 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Fri 16th August 2013 17:14 by Vince Giavarini
Small patch of derelict ground near Holes Bay, Poole
By day, a Clouded Yellow skimming the coarse grasses and weedy vegetation of this diminutive derelict site near Holes Bay.
Fri 16th August 2013 16:58 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/8
Reasonable haul included: White-spotted and Maple Pugs, Twin-spotted Wainscot, Mouse Moth, Gold Spot, Oak Eggar (3) and female Four-spotted Footman (3).
Fri 16th August 2013 15:57 by Clive Pinder
Plenty of moths here so far this month but not much to shout about except for a Sand Dart on August 1st and a Channel Islands Pug on the 13th, both to 15W actinic light and kindly confirmed by Les Hill.
Fri 16th August 2013 13:44 by Will Bown
15th August - Winterborne Stickland
Another mild night, and the rain held off until after dawn.  The pick was a single Antler, plus more routine species: Yposolopha scabrella, Rush Veneer, Gold Spot, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Iron Prominent, Coxcomb Prominent, Phoenix, Small Phoenix, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Blood-vein, Yellow-tail, and a few Silver Y.
Fri 16th August 2013 10:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th August
Only 27 species including 5 micros. 4 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 Straw Dot, 2 Sallow Kitten and 1 Garden Pebble were the best of the bunch.
Thu 15th August 2013 22:34 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 14th August, MV125
Good numbers of many species (81 in total) last night, including garden highs of Dingy Footman (81), Buff Footman (30), Mother of Pearl (37) and Straw Dot (25). Migrants represented by 4 Rush Veneer, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and a single Dark Sword Grass. NFY were singles of Lychnis and Pyrausta purpuralis, while a Calamotropha paludella was a new species to the garden.
Thu 15th August 2013 19:38 by Will Bown
14th August - Winterborne Stickland
On another mild and overcast night the interest here was provided by: Oak Hook-tip, Kent Black Arches, and Lesser Wax Moth, with Yellow-tail, Sallow Kitten, Scorched Carpet, Parsnip Moth, Honeysuckle Moth and 50 or so other regulars in support.  Just a single Silver Y represented the immigrants.
Thu 15th August 2013 18:04 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/8
Best here were Water Veneer (3), Palpita vitrealis, Antler Moth (2) and Small Rufous (2). Female Four-spotted Footman and a presumed Ear Moth also worth a mention.
Thu 15th August 2013 17:33 by Vince Giavarini
Badbury Rings /Woodlands
Below Badbury Rings over 200 macros to small Heath Trap overnight...and scores of escapees on first opening!!! Highlights on this warm,humid morning included Barred Rivulet (5), Dusky Sallow (1), Pretty Chalk Carpet (1), Purple-bar (7), Mouse Moth (8), Scorched Carpet (4) and Orange Swift (1).

North to Woodlands and here over 60 macros to MV 125. Nothing rare but noteworthy numbers of Barred Rivulet, Blood-vein (14), Dusky Thorn, Sallow Kitten, September Thorn, Six-striped Rustic and Wormwood Pug.

Thu 15th August 2013 15:07 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 14th Aug
Just over 200 moths of 63 species, with Antler Moth being new for garden. Also, 3 Dark Sword-grass, Rusty-dot Pearl, Diamond, 3 Water Veneer, Feathered Ranunculus and 6 Silver Y also being of note.
Thu 15th August 2013 14:40 by David Foot
West Bexington
I've been running traps at West Bexington this week and some of the notables have been several of the following- four-spotted footman, palpita vitrealis, white point, cochylis roseana, oak hook-tip, olive, tawny-speckled pug, barred rivulet, least carpet, white-spotted pug, chocolate tip and antler(61 on the 14th). Also singles of cream-bordered green pea, flame carpet, tawny shears, small rufous and mabled beauty(seems to be quite rare this year).
Thu 15th August 2013 12:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th August
44 species, including 11 micros. Species of note were Oak-tip(2), Straw Dot(2), Sharp-angled Peacock, Rush Veneer, Dusky Thorn, Least Yellow Underwing and last but not least, Ypsolopha dentella (Honeysuckle Moth), a very attractive micro, not seen here before. Also of note were 23 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, but no Large Yellow Underwing!
Wed 14th August 2013 22:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13th August 13
Around 80 of 35 species including Mocha, Black Arches, Pebble Hook-tip, Sallow Kitten, Small Square-spot, Rosy / Flounced Rustic, Pale Prominent FFY Orange Swift, Six-striped Rustic
Wed 14th August 2013 13:33 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 13th August
245 moths of 73 species, with Mullein Wave being new for garden. Immigrants and other notables were Palpita vitrealis, 2 Rush Veneer, Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Sword-grass, 8 Silver Y, Ypsolopha alpella, and Chinese Character (5th Garden Record)
Wed 14th August 2013 11:10 by Will Bown
13th August - Winterborne Stickland
Little change, but of 50+ species only really Epinotia ramella stood out by (rather strangely) being new for the site, and a (second) ♂ Four-spotted Footman, otherwise all routine fare with very few immigrants.
Wed 14th August 2013 09:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th August
27 species including 4 micros. Only Small Rivulet, Rush Veneer and Rusty-dot Pearl of any note
Wed 14th August 2013 08:42 by Colin Burningham
NMN Event Milldown, Blandford 10th Aug
A very successful moth trapping event with a total of 59 species, 51 macros including Black Arches(9), Male and Female Four-spotted Footman, Dark Sword-grass, Old Lady, Dusky Sallow, Orange Swift, Mocha(3), Dark Umber(2), White-spotted Pug, Yellow-barred Brindle, Dusky Thorn(4), Small Phoenix(5), and 8 micros including Rusty-dot Pearl.
Tue 13th August 2013 17:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/8
Quiet again, Pinion-streaked Snout the only species worth a mention.
Tue 13th August 2013 10:09 by Will Bown
12th August - Winterborne Stickland
With clear sky and temperature down to 9C overnight it was pretty quiet.  Apart from a dozen Silver Y, plus single Diamond-back and Dark Sword-grass, the locals included: Plutella porrectella, Acleris forsskaleana, Acleris laterana, Scalloped Hook-tip, Pebble Hook-tip, Yellow-barred Brindle, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Least Yellow Underwing, Angle Shades, Rosy Rustic and Spectacle.
Mon 12th August 2013 22:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th August 13
Around 100 of 30 species including Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 Pebble Prominent, 3 Ruby Tiger, 6 Blood-vein, Yellow-tail, Marbled Green, Coronet, 2 July Highflyer FFY Acleris Forsskaleana
Mon 12th August 2013 17:11 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/8
Back down to earth with a bump, far fewer moths today. Only real highlight the Pyrale Mecyna asinalis.
Mon 12th August 2013 10:07 by Will Bown
11th August - Winterborne Stickland
Despite the overnight temperature staying at 14C numbers were well down again with just 44 species: Rush Veneer and Silver Y the only immigrant interest.  Among the rest were: Yponomeuta plumbella, Eucosma obumbratana, Water Veneer, Iron Prominent, Black Arches, Rosy Rustic, Lychnis, Knot Grass, Sharp-angled Peacock and Small Blood-vein.
Sun 11th August 2013 16:09 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, 10 August 2013...Vince Giavarini
Here in Poole, a modest 25 species of macro. Three Cypress Pug, a Blue-bordered Carpet, five Silver Y and a Southern Wainscot the best of the pickings.
Sun 11th August 2013 16:00 by Jack Oughton
NMN Event Broadcroft 10/8/13
2 traps at Broadcroft produced 82 species, including Chalk Carpet, Bordered Sallow, 2 Gynnidomorpha luridana, 45 Oncocera semirubella, 2 Celypha cespitana, Crescent Dart, 3 Annulet, Peach Blossom, 2 Scarce Footman, Acompsia schmidtiellus, Cochylidia rupicola, 2 Synocopacma taeniolella, Mecyna asinalis, 2 Dolichartria punctalis, 4 Dark Sword-grass, Rush Veneer, 11 Silver Y, and Diamond-back Moth. Also the Portland form of Eudonia mercurella.

0861 Acompsia schmidtiellus 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton A. schmidtiellus

Sun 11th August 2013 12:09 by Will Bown
10th August - Winterborne Stickland
The temperature stayed at 15C throughout the night and 300+ moths turned up for NMN session three. Migrants: Diamond-back, Rush Veneer, Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y, plus Ringed China-mark, Pyrausta aurata, Catoptria falsella, Agriphila geniculea, Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Gold Spot, Marbled Beauty, Lime-speck Pug, Pale Mottled Willow, Purple Bar, Yellow-barred Brindle and Black Arches, among the 70 or more species.
Sun 11th August 2013 11:43 by Terry Box
Portland records for nights of 9th and 10th August
9th August
Migrant moths at the Obs were 53 Diamond-back, eight Rusty-dot Pearl and a Rush Veneer, a Black Arches, 29 Dark Sword-grass, the 6th Portland record of Tree-lichen Beauty (first since 2006), 101 Silver Y and a Gold Spot.

10th August
Migrant moth activity at the Obs a bit subdued: 14 Diamond-back, five Rusty-dot Pearl, four Rush Veneer, four Dark Sword-grass, and a few interesting wanderers including Grass Emerald, Dog's Tooth, Antler and Twin-spotted Wainscot.

Sun 11th August 2013 11:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 10/8
Excited enough to finally find an Antler Moth in the trap. Completely stunned a couple of trays down to find a Scarce Chocolate-tip. Appears to be only the third Dorset record. Thanks to Paul Chapman who informs me that this species is doing well at Dungeness, Kent with 7 trapped last weekend.

2018 Scarce Chocolate-tip 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

2176 Antler Moth 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 10th August 2013 22:20 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 9th August, 125Mv, garden
A few migrants - Rush Veneer x12, Rusty Dot-pearl, Vestal, Small Mottled Willow, Dark Sword Grass x3 and Silver Y x7. Otherwise, still lots of 'footmen', with Dingy Footman (57) now taken over from Common Footman (8) and Rosy Footman (11) as the main species. No tigers for NMN.
Sat 10th August 2013 18:25 by Guy Freeman
10/08 - Hartland Moor
By day, mire specialists found included 2 Buckleria paludum, and numerous Sparganothis pilleriana and Crambus silvella. Many Silver Y also present, along with July Belle, Chevron and Grass Emerald.
Sat 10th August 2013 18:00 by Jack Oughton
NMN Event Lankham Bottom 9/8/13
A cold night, producing 76 species, including several Grass Emerald, including a brown form, Brussels Lace, 7 Ruby Tigers, Rush Veneer, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, 30 Silver Y, 4 Dark Sword-grass, Rosy Rustic, Orange Swift, Purple Thorn, Nut-tree Tussock and 2 Mirificarma mulinella.
Sat 10th August 2013 17:45 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.8.13 (125W MV)
Cooler night, so fewer species: 178 individuals of 40 species. Notables included Pandemis cinnamomeana (tbc), Pebble Hook-tip, Scorched Carpet and 78 Lesser Broad-bordered Underwing.  Immigrants: Rusty-dot Pearl (1), Dark Sword-grass (1), Silver Y (7). No tigers for National Moth Night, I'm afraid - it's a week too late!
Sat 10th August 2013 15:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9th August 13
165 of 42 species including Green Pug, Ruby Tiger, Iron Prominent, Marbled Green, Black Arches, 3 Pebble Prominent, Herald, 4 Sallow Kitten, 2 Swallow Prominent, Small China Mark, Mocha.  FFY Bordered Beauty
Sat 10th August 2013 15:37 by Roy Darlow
Late record
On Friday 2nd August in my garden mothtrap at Blandford a male Lappet moth.Only the second I have seen in 30+ years mothing.
Sat 10th August 2013 14:40 by Jean Southworth
Two new macro last night - Four-spotted Footman and Archer's Dart. Also had new for the year - Horse Chestnut, Pebble Hook-tip - 2, Pebble Prominent, Pine Hawkmoth, Early Thorn and Yellow-tail

Others included -Silver Y-10, Black Arches - 2, Rush veneer - 4, Diamond-back -3

Sat 10th August 2013 14:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/8
Rather quiet, best were: Phycita roborella, Dog's Tooth and Maidens Blush.

1452 Phycita roborella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 10th August 2013 14:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th August
23 macro species including Blood-vein(2), Ruby Tiger, Pale Prominent, Marbled Green plus 4 micro species including Rusty-dot Pearl.
Sat 10th August 2013 10:11 by Will Bown
9th August - Winterborne Stickland
Mostly routine fare including: Poplar Hawk, (9) Silver Y, Yellow-tail, Spectacle, Dark Sword-grass, Pebble Hook-tip, and Mouse Moth, and a second Narrow-winged Pug. No micros of note.
Fri 9th August 2013 22:37 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8th August 13
42 Species including Iron, Pebble and Pale Prominent, Lychnis, Clouded border, Sm Blood-vein, Dk/Grey Dagger, Common Carpet, July Highflyer FFY Dk Sword Grass, Brindled Plume, 2 Sallow Kitten
Fri 9th August 2013 17:56 by Paul Harris
Friday news
Best moth locally was the Dark Spinach taken by Ricky Lambert at Preston. My garden at Broadwey produced Palpita vitrealis, Fen Wainscot, Small Phoenix and 90 Silver Y.

1759 Small Phoenix 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Fri 9th August 2013 13:45 by Terry Box
Portland records for night of 8th August
The 20th record of Great Dart the pick of the catch at the Obs (following one the previous day); other migrant moths there were 86 Diamond-back, two each of Rush Veneer and Rusty-dot Pearl, a Gem, seven Dark Sword-grass and 29 Silver Y.
Fri 9th August 2013 13:01 by Will Bown
8th August - Winterborne Stickland
With the temperature back up, a largely overcast sky and occasional showers, the numbers rose nicely again.  The tally included a decent little variety of micros with Ypsolopha scabrella, Yponomeuta plumbella, Zelleria hepariella, Lathronympha strigana, Caloptilia elongella, Rush Veneer and Diamond-back among them, plus 31 Silver Y, as well as Dark Sword-grass adding to the immigrant total, and Yellow-tail, Mouse, Iron Prominent, Light Arches, Dusky Brocade, Flounced Rustic, Sallow Kitten, Yellow-barred Brindle and Herald among the rest.
Fri 9th August 2013 09:58 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 August National Moth Night - Night 1
A warm night with a heavy dew and rain in the morning.  83 species but not huge numbers.  1 Garden Tiger and 5 Ruby Tiger for National Moth Night.  Another Evergestis limbata (photo on Facebook) but this one smaller and more worn than the previous one.  Also 1 Dingy Mocha NFG (subject to confirmation from Les).  7 Rush Veneer, 1 male Four-spotted Footman, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 21 Silver Y (incl 1 gammina).  FFY Rosy Rustic.  Other moths of interest: 2 Black Arches and 1 Gold Spot.
Thu 8th August 2013 23:07 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7th August 13
Around 40 species including Yellow-tail, July Highflyer, 10 Dingy Footman (2 stramineola), 2 Rosy Rustic, Mocha, 3 Marbled Green, 3 Pebble Hook-tip.  FFY Flounced Rustic, Bulrush Wainscot
Thu 8th August 2013 14:32 by Will Bown
8th August Chesil Beach
By day hordes of Silver Y all over the Sea Asters on Chesil today.
Thu 8th August 2013 14:31 by Will Bown
7th August - Winterborne Stickland
A cool, clear night again and numbers still low.  Just 44 species with immigrants represented by: 6 Rush Veneer, 1 Udea ferrugalis, and 7 Silver Y, and among the rest Mompha propinquella, Acleris fosskaleana, Bud Moth, Pebble Hook-tip, Coronet (f. coronula), and Iron Prominent.
Thu 8th August 2013 09:57 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th August
30 macro species including Chinese Character, Pebble Prominent(2), Mocha, Sharp-angled Peacock, Phoenix, Peppered Moth, Rosy Rustic, Yellow Shell(dark form) and 6 micro species including Rusty-dot Pearl.
Wed 7th August 2013 22:42 by Terry Box
Portland records for night of 6th Aug
A Wormwood and a Dewick's Plusia at Portland.
Wed 7th August 2013 18:38 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6th August 13
112 of 36 species including Iron and Pebble Prominent, Agapeta hamana, Lychnis, Blood-vein, Straw Dot, 2 Rosy Rustic, 12 Silver Y, 2 Large, 1 Least, 16 Lssr Broad-bordered Yellow U/W, Ruby Tiger.  FFY Pebble Hook-tip, Palpita vitrealis. overnight temp 11.2 degC
Wed 7th August 2013 17:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/8
Best moth here a Dog's Tooth plus 3 Saltern Ear.
Wed 7th August 2013 15:08 by Jack Oughton
6/8/13 Rodwell
270 moths of 75 species, with the highlights and immigrants being a possible Jersey Mocha, Kent Black Arches, Palpita vitrealis, 10 Diamond-back Moth, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl, Rush Veneer, Dark Sword-grass, Least Carpet, Cypress Carpet, 2 Byrotropha domestica (new for garden), Brachmia blandella (new for garden), Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, and 6 Silver Y.
Wed 7th August 2013 14:10 by Jean Southworth
Clear and much cooler last night so far fewer moths.

A new macro was Latticed Heath and new for the year were - Canary-shouldered Thorn, Less. Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and Small Fan-footed Wave.

Also had 4 Silver Y, 7 Rush veneer and a single Diamond-back

Wed 7th August 2013 09:33 by Will Bown
6th August - Winterborne Stickland
Temperature down to 9C again and numbers well down again.  Just 33 species including: 4 Silver Y and 3 Dark-sword Grass, plus Yellow-tail, Magpie, Privet Hawk, Copper Underwing agg., Least Yellow Underwing, Rosy Rustic and Scalloped Oak among the rest. Micros represented by just 4 individuals.
Wed 7th August 2013 09:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th August
returned from a long weekend away to a low count of 18 species including Shuttle-shaped Dart, Dark Sword-grass and Double-striped Pug plus 5 micro species. The overnight minimum temperature was 9 deg C.
Wed 7th August 2013 08:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 August
50+ Silver Y on my 12m lavender strip at 21.30 last night.  But it got chillier and there was a heavy dew. Only 47 species and few moths in total.  Only 12 Silver Y in the traps (incl. 2 gammina), 2 Rush Veneer and 7 Dark Sword-grass. FFY Dusky Thorn.  Of interest: 1 Pine Carpet (not that common in Tolpuddle) and 1 Round-winged Muslin.
Tue 6th August 2013 16:12 by Jack Oughton
5/8/13 Rodwell
New for garden was Roeslerstammia erxlebella. Also, Phyllonorycter geniculella, plus the usual's such as 2 Jersey Tiger and 2 Swallow-tailed Moth.
Tue 6th August 2013 13:43 by Will Bown
5th August - Winterborne Stickland
A much cooler night at around 9C and clear.  Just 38 species including: Plutella porrectella, Pebble Hook-tip, Black Arches, Copper Underwing (agg.), and a single Silver Y.
Mon 5th August 2013 18:32 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/8
An upturn in numbers last night. Best was Crescent, a species I rarely catch. Best of rest: Palpita vitrealis (2), Leopard, Oak Eggar, Double Lobed, Black Arches (3), Brown-veined Wainscot, Scarce Footman.
Mon 5th August 2013 17:30 by Jack Oughton
5th August Fleet
By day at the fleet several Scrobipalpa suaedella.
Mon 5th August 2013 16:38 by Gillian Nash
4th August 13
Numbers down to 80 of 30 species including 3 Bright-line Brown-eye, 3 Red Twin-spot Carpet, Garden Pebble, Dusky Thorn, 2 Agapeta hamana, 11 Dingy Footman (1 pale).  2 Least/1 Lesser/6 Lesser Broad-bordered, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, Pale Prominent. (trap in stable due to rain - too many places to hide)
Mon 5th August 2013 16:08 by Jack Oughton
3/8/13 Alner's Gorse
Over 1100 moths of around 130 identified species, including Mocha, Old Lady, Acrobasis marmorea, Double Kidney, Olive, Coxcomb Prominent, September Thorn, Minor Shoulder-knot, Willow Tortrix, Small Wainscot, Slender Brindle, Black Arches, and Blackneck. Also, over 120 July Highflyers and a Mother Shipton caterpillar.
Mon 5th August 2013 11:10 by Will Bown
4th August - Winterborne Stickland
Showers through the night.  A nice variety of species including: Acrobasis suavella, Cochylis atricapitana, Yponommeuta plumbella, Argyresthia bonnetella, 2 Rush Veneer, European Corn-borer, Beautiful Carpet, 4 Silver Y, Dusky Sallow, Pale Mottled Willow, Iron Prominent, Pale Prominent, Phoenix, Magpie, Dusky Thorn and Least Yellow Underwing.
Sun 4th August 2013 15:20 by Jean Southworth
Friday night produced singles of Palpita vitrealis and Vestal.  Of interest were Black Arches, Dog's Tooth and Garden Tiger.
Sun 4th August 2013 14:48 by Jamie McMillan
Briantspuddle 1 - 3 August
Some nice new micros for the site in the last few days include Batia unitella, Argyresthia pruniella (finally one well enough marked to i/d - pics of both below) and Calamatropha paludella. Various worn Swammerdamia await confirmation.

0642 Batia unitella 02 Copyright: Jamie McMillan

Sun 4th August 2013 14:10 by Mark Forster
Okeford Fitzpaine 3/8.
A Tree- lichen Beauty was a surprise catch in the garden last night- it was sitting on the outside of the trap just after 11 but there was little else of note after that.
Sun 4th August 2013 12:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/8
Quieter here as well. Best were 2 Palpita vitrealis and a Black Arches. A friend at Parley had Small Chocolate-tip last night.
Sun 4th August 2013 12:09 by Will Bown
3rd August - Winterborne Stickland
Numbers right down here too, with 55 species and no real highlights.  Routine species included: Argyresthia goedartella, Carcina quercana, 5 V-Pug, 6 Silver Y, July Highflyer, Yellow-tail, Small Blood-vein, Spectacle, Common Emerald, Brussels Lace and Common Lutestring.
Sun 4th August 2013 07:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 August
Numbers of species and numbers overall right down.  Not sure why as the night was warm.  But maybe it was too windy.  54 species.  FFY Flounced Rustic.  Migrants: 2 Rush Veneer, 2 male Four-spotted Footman, 6 Dark Sword-grass and 19 Silver Y (incl. 3 gammina).  Other moths of interest: 1 Dingy Shears.
Sat 3rd August 2013 13:33 by Jack Oughton
2/8/13 Rodwell
New for garden was a Fern. Also, 2nd garden record of Least Yellow Underwing. Best of the rest were Brown-tail, Dark Sword-grass, 4 Diamond-back Moth, and a Rusty-dot Pearl.
Sat 3rd August 2013 10:37 by Martin Raper
30th July Hive Beach , Bindbarrow
By day, I found this UKBAP species Chalk Carpet. - looking, successfully, for Lulworth Skippers at the time. I fell into Gorse bush getting the photo !

1731 Chalk Carpet 03 Copyright: Martin Raper Determined by Les
Sat 3rd August 2013 10:30 by Will Bown
2nd August - Winterborne Stickland
Among 60+ species were: Gracillaria syringella, Swammerdamia pyrella, Cydia splendana, Agonopterix heracliana, Acleris forsskaleana, Twenty-plume, Lime-speck Pug, Four-spotted Footman, Cloaked Minor, Yellow-tail and 4 Silver Y.

2051 Four-spotted Footman 06 Copyright: Will Bown

Fri 2nd August 2013 22:38 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston)1st August
Again a Footman bonanza including Four-spotted (6). Interesting moths were Pebble Prominent, Blood-vein(9) Pretty Chalk Carpet, Kent Black Arches, Marbled Green, True Lovers Knot and Crescent Dart. Also Silver Y(10), Rush Veneer and Dark Sword - grass.
Fri 2nd August 2013 20:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/8
Only my third ever Least Carpet to grace the traps, also Chocolate-tip, Crescent Dart, 6 Saltern Ear and the migrant pyrale Palpita vitrealis. Jersey Tiger starting to appear in numbers.
Fri 2nd August 2013 19:55 by Jack Oughton
Alner's Gorse 2/8/13
By day at Alner's Gorse: Oak Eggar, Silver Y, Shaded Broad-bar, a Psychoides filicivora larval case and Coleophora alticolella larval cases.
Fri 2nd August 2013 15:29 by Jamie McMillan
Briantspuddle 1 August
Another new macro for garden - Dingy Shears - while the footman bonanza continues with new record total of 25 Four-spotted Footman.
Fri 2nd August 2013 14:07 by Will Bown
1st August - Winterborne Stickland
A nice varied selection again with 81 species from another very warm night, including: Pyrausta aurata, Swammerdamia pyrella, Argyresthia goedartella, Euzophora pinguis, Catoptria falsella, Epiblema foenella, and Gold Triangle. Immigrants represented by just a single Rush Veneer and 15 Silver Y. Also logged were: Cloaked Minor, Rosy Minor, a beautiful fresh green Yellow-barred Brindle, Small Angle Shades, Mouse Moth, and Tawny-barred Angle.
Fri 2nd August 2013 13:22 by Jack Oughton
1/8/13 Rodwell
About 350 moths of 60 species, no new for years though. Immigrants and notables were 62 Diamond-back Moth, 2 Jersey Tiger, 16 Silver Y, 2 Dark Sword-grass, Phoenix and Herald.
Fri 2nd August 2013 13:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st August
Down to 35 macro species including Pale Prominent, Phoenix, Scalloped Oak, Drinker, Bordered Beauty, Mocha(2), Six-striped Rustic and 8 micro species
Fri 2nd August 2013 11:28 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 August
About 110 species when all the micros are IDed.  Lots of migrants again: 1 Diamond-back, 4 Rush Veneer, 9 Four-spotted Footman (including a female), 12 Dark Sword-grass and 31 Silver Y (including 2 gammina).  FFY Copper Underwing.  Lots of Underwings coming in now, including 2 Least.  Other moths of interest: 1 Chinese Character, 2 "Ears" (Ear Moth again I think), 1 Mouse Moth (not common here) and 1 Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Thu 1st August 2013 22:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st July
46 macro species including Mocha, July Highflyer, Scalloped Oak, Peppered Moth, Poplar Hawkmoth, Dark Umber, Herald, plus 9 micro species
Thu 1st August 2013 21:54 by Jack Oughton
31/7/13 Rodwell
71 species - New for garden was a Bedellia somnulentella. Immigrants and notables for the garden included 10 Silver Y, Dark Sword-grass, 2 Rush Veneer, 3 Diamond-back Moth, Rusty-dot Pearl, V-pug (2nd garden record), Least Carpet (NFY, 3rd garden record), Brussels Lace (2nd garden record), and a White Plume Moth (2nd garden record, 1st trap record).
Thu 1st August 2013 21:15 by Phyl England
Swanage( Durlston) 31st July
61 macro species. Nothing new but Peach Blossom, Chinese Character and Drinker best of bunch. More footman than I can remember with 80 Common and 21 Rosy plus 2 Four-spotted (males). Also Rush Veneer , Dark Sword Grass and Silver Y (3)
Thu 1st August 2013 20:08 by Jamie McMillan
Briantspuddle 31 July
A great end to a superb month with four new macros for site: Dingy Mocha, Barred Rivulet and Horse Chestnut, with a probable The Ear. Three of these were caught on or around the trap at around midnight - would be worth visiting more during the night if I didn't have to sleep! Large nos of various footmen included 15 Four-spotted Footman, which I doubt are migrants. Good to get a female with spots for once. Double Lobed and Acleris aspersana were new a couple of nights ago. Let's hope August continues in the same vein.

The butterflies were nearly as good today with at least 3 Silver-washed Fritillary in the garden.

Thu 1st August 2013 19:22 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/7
Best moth a Barred Rivulet, otherwise Fen Wainscot, Maple Pug and Purple Thorn, Adaina microdactyla.

Webb's Wainscot from yesterday:

2373 Webb's Wainscot 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 1st August 2013 19:16 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 31 July
921 Phtheochroa inopiana and 1517 Adaina microdactyla confirmed by Mike.
Thu 1st August 2013 19:10 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 July
1112 Bactra robustana confirmed by Mike. Must have been blown from the coast.
Thu 1st August 2013 18:07 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 31 July 2013
Out with the 125W MV again: this time some 330 individuals of 82 species (identified so far).  Common Footman the most numerous (60).  Highlights included: Ypsolopha dentella, Red-barred Tortrix, Rhodophaea formosa, Bramble-shoot Moth, Oak Eggar, Jersey Tiger, Muslin Footman (see photo), Scarce Footman, Coxcomb Prominent.  But not many migrants: Diamond-backed Moth (1), Silver Y (2).2038 Muslin Footman 03 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 31 July 2013
Thu 1st August 2013 12:50 by Will Bown
31st July - Winterborne Stickland
Temperature staying high and thick fog by dawn. Another 500+ moths, 490 identified.  These included: Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Swammerdamia pyrella, 5 Argyresthia goedartella, Euzophora pinguis, and Ypsolopha dentella the Honeysuckle Moth.  Immigrant activity included Rusty-dot Pearl, 5 Diamond-back, and 16 Silver Y.  Among rest were: Water Veneer, Common Lutestring, Dusky Sallow, Dusky Thorn, Pine Hawk, Spruce Carpet, Flounced Rustic, Least Yellow Underwing, Tawny-barred Angle, and like Julian, we also had a Horse Chestnut, presumably dispersing from local heathland, but something of an oddity here on the chalk.
Thu 1st August 2013 12:21 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell July 31st
180 moths of 63 spp. to 15W actinic but migrants were few; just singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Dark Sword-grass and 2 Silver Y.
Thu 1st August 2013 11:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 31 July
Probably about 110 species after I've done all the micros (plus a different looking Wainscot and two Pugs).  Lots of migrants: 2 Rush Veneer, 1 Gem, 10 Four-spotted Footman (including one female), 9 Dark Sword-grass and 44 Silver Y (including one gammina).  NFG Narrow-winged Pug and Tawny-speckled Pug.  FFY Canary-shouldered Thorn.  Small Waved Umber, Pebble Hook-tip and Iron Prminent are back.  Also of interest: 1 Horse Chestnut (not a common moth here) and an "Ear" (probably Ear Moth - last night's was confirmed as Ear Moth by Les on dissection).