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Thu 31st October 2013 18:16 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/10
13 species, best were 2 Gem, Turnip, 4 Silver Y, Rusty Dot Pearl, L-album Wainscot, Red-green Carpet, and a 3rd gen Blood-vein.
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Thu 31st October 2013 11:40 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 30th October
Much milder, not falling below 12C with rain at times, and an improvement in numbers.  Among those on the wing were: Palpita vitrealis, Silver Y, Dark Sword-grass, Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Spruce Carpet, Chestnut, Feathered Thorn and November Moth agg.
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Wed 30th October 2013 15:25 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 29th Oct
Low numbers, with Rusty-dot Pearl, Turnip and Silver Y being the only immigrants.
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Wed 30th October 2013 10:22 by Les Hill
29-Oct 125W MV East Lulworth Migrants
A cool 18 species overnight, including Udea ferrugalis 1, Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 4 and Autographa gamma Silver Y 1.
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Wed 30th October 2013 08:42 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 29th October
Not a complete blank, but logging today's catch didn't take long.  The temperature dropped to 2.5C during the night and just four moths turned up: Red-line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut, Red-green Carpet and Common Marbled Carpet.
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Mon 28th October 2013 18:39 by Vince Giavarini
26 Oct (revised ID)
I've had a critical look at my images of what I called Northern Winter Moth in my last post. It's not!!!

One of the November moths I'm afraid. Apologies.

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Mon 28th October 2013 08:37 by Mike Jeffes
Hurn 27th October 2013
Forgot the trap was left on and had to go out at 9:30 to rescue it from the storm that had begun to arrive. Surprised there was activity. Red green Carpet, Grey pine Carpet, Chestnut, Lesser Yellow Underwing and 5 'November' moths which upon checking were 2 Autumnal Moths, 2 November Moths and a female 'Autumnal Moth' which I will record as the aggregate.
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Sun 27th October 2013 14:42 by Jamie McMillan
Briantspuddle 20 - 24 Oct
Surprised to still be getting the odd micro (as well as Epiphyas postvittana). Phyllonorycter messaniella was new for site on 24th, as was a very battered Scarce Bordered Straw on 20th.

0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 02 Copyright: Jamie McMillan

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Sun 27th October 2013 09:17 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/10
12 species in the traps despite the rather challenging weather! Included: Pearly Underwing, Dark Sword-grass, Silver Y, Rusty Dot Pearl, Green-brindled Crescent, Red and Yellow-line Quakers.
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Sat 26th October 2013 20:17 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 25th October
Despite the strong wind, a reasonable 45 moths of 24 species. Migrants included a Scarce Bordered Straw, Dark Sword Grass and 2 Rusty-dot pearl.  Best of the locals were a single L-album Wainscot, 3 Merveille du jour, 3 Red-green carpet and 10 November moth agg.
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Sat 26th October 2013 16:31 by Gordon Hopkins
Gillingham, 24th. October by Gordon Hopkins.
Humming-bird Hawk Moth nectaring on Waitrose flower stall, seen by my daughter.
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Sat 26th October 2013 15:14 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...25 October
My first home trap since 4 October - a second detached retina had put an end to what had been an exciting and eventful late summer frenzy of mothing. And...a nice surprise too... through watery eyes: a noctuella, two Dark Sword-grass and a Northern Winter Moth.
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Sat 26th October 2013 09:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 25/10
Even windier, but the best of the traps were: Clancy's Rustic, 2 Dark Sword-grass and a Turnip.
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Fri 25th October 2013 17:08 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24/10
Very windy, but last night still produced a Scarce Bordered Straw and a Gem.

2400 Scarce Bordered Straw 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Fri 25th October 2013 10:12 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 24th October
Very mild again with rain at times.  Among the 22 species logged were: Acleris sparsana, Acleris laterana/comariana, Agonopterix arenella, Silver Y, Dark Sword-grass, Vestal, November Moth (agg.), Red-green Carpet, Angle Shades, Feathered Thorn, Rosy Rustic and Grey Shoulder Knot.
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Fri 25th October 2013 08:52 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 October
12 species and a nice late autumnal selection.  1 Silver Y, 1 FFG Feathered Thorn (not sure why I haven't had this before) and 1 Merveille du Jour.
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Thu 24th October 2013 20:28 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 23rd Oct
Less wind so more moths,68 moths of 18 species. Nothing new but Dark Sword-grass (3), Oak Rustic (2) and Rusty- dot Pearl of interest.
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Thu 24th October 2013 17:46 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/10
Best were 2 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Merveille du Jour, 3 Yellow-line and 2 Red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet and 4 November Moth.
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Thu 24th October 2013 15:18 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 23rd October
19 species: New for garden was a Flame Brocade, also with 2 Clancy's Rustic being of note (1 previous garden record in 2011).
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Thu 24th October 2013 12:48 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 23rd October
A much colder night with clear sky and another drop in numbers.  Best here Figure of Eight, also the moss-eating Eudonia angustea, Brick, Black Rustic and Green-brindled Crescent.

2020 Figure of Eight 02 Copyright: Will Bown

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Thu 24th October 2013 09:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23rd October 13
Down to 4.6 degsC with 12 of 8 species inc: 4 Green-brindled Crescent, 2 Merveille du jour, Black Rustic, Silver Y, Red-line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut
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Wed 23rd October 2013 17:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 22/10
Moderate numbers considering the wild weather. Best of the bunch a Merveille du Jour.
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Wed 23rd October 2013 14:49 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 22nd October
Another wild night producing just 14 species including: Eudonia angustea, Red Sword-grass, Delicate, Grey Shoulder-knot, Spruce Carpet, Chestnut and Feathered Thorn.
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Wed 23rd October 2013 10:55 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell October 22nd
A wet and very windy night produced just 3 moths, one each of Eudonia angustea, Beaded Chestnut and Clancy's Rustic.
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Tue 22nd October 2013 22:29 by Richard Cottle
21st October, Tincleton
Not a moth-friendly night, no geometrids at all, probably due to the windy conditions. Highlights of the few trapped were 2 Merveille du jour, 2 Green-brindled crescent , a Brindled Green and a Red Sword-grass.
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Tue 22nd October 2013 17:55 by Paul Harris
Broadwey
20/10: Dark Sword-grass, Yellow-line Quaker, 3 Red-line Quaker.

21/10: 3 Dark Sword-grass, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, November Moth, Dark Chestnut (the latter a rare moth here).

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Tue 22nd October 2013 09:33 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 21st October
A pretty miserable night. Wet and windy again but incredibly mild.  Not surprisingly the numbers were low and the only moths worth a mention were: Palpita vitrealis, Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker and Feathered Ranunculus.

1408 Palpita vitrealis 03 Copyright: Will Bown

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Sun 20th October 2013 12:29 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 19th October
The few worth a mention were: Acleris sparsana, Eudonia angustea, Feathered Thorn, Green-brindled Crescent, Pale Pinion, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Spruce Carpet and Vestal.
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Sun 20th October 2013 09:38 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th October 13
Heavy rain resulted in just 11 of 8 species inc: Silver Y, Black Rustic, Red-line Quaker, Palpita vitrealis with FFG Feathered Thorn(m)
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Sun 20th October 2013 09:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/10
Poor catch in some abysmal overnight weather. Just about worth a mention were 3 Red-line Quaker and a rather late Spectacle.
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Sat 19th October 2013 16:58 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 18th October
Rather wet and windy but incredibly mild.  Among the species turning out were: Celypha lacunana, Acleris laterana/comariana, Eudonia angustea, Delicate, Red-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn, Blood-vein and November Moth agg.
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Sat 19th October 2013 16:01 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18 October 2013
Only 33 individuals of 13 species.  Highlights were: Rush Veneer (1), November Moth agg. (2), Green-brindled Crescent (1) [both FFY], Silver Y (1).
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Sat 19th October 2013 11:26 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 18/10
Good to be back to the garden traps after 5 days trapping in Cornwall. Quite a bonanza here, my first ever Autumnal Rustic and my 4th Oak Rustic, (after three in 2009). Also Gem, Delicate, Pearly Underwing, Dark Sword-grass and 2 Silver Y
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Fri 18th October 2013 21:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17th October 13
Just 21 of 11 species: 3 November agg, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Red-line Quaker, 2 Straw Dot, Black Rustic, Dk Sword-grass, Set Hebrew Character, Lssr Yellow U/wing, 4 Lt Brown Apple, 2 Diamond-back, Rusty-dot Pearl
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Fri 18th October 2013 20:48 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 17th October, MV125
16 species recorded, with the main interest provided by 2 Four-spotted Footman, single Diamond back, the first November Moth agg. of the year (8 in total) and a late Small Dusty Wave.
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Fri 18th October 2013 19:57 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 17/10
92 moths of 29 species, with new for garden being Acleris cristana. Also, 3 Dark Sword-grass, Silver Y, Red-green Carpet, Turnip, 4 Rusty-dot Pearl, Diamond-back, Rush Veneer, and a second generation Endotricha flammealis.
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Fri 18th October 2013 09:47 by Les Hill
17-Oct 125W MV Shaggs
Incredibly a 3rd Catocala electa Rosy Underwing for East Lulworth/Shaggs, albeit very worn.
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Fri 18th October 2013 09:36 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 17th October
A total of 65 moths of 12 species included: Vapourer, Grey Shoulder-knot, Spruce Carpet and November Moth agg.
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Thu 17th October 2013 17:40 by Jack Oughton
Weymouth 17/10/13
Larval searches at Rodwell produced 5 Stigmella aurella (on Bramble & Raspberry), Apple Leaf Miner (Apple) plus new for garden (probably overlooked) Rose Leaf Miner (rose), Firethorn Leaf Miner (Pyracantha), Apple Pygmy (Apple), Parornix scoticella & Phyllonorycter blancardella (apple).

Searches while walking the dog produced Ectoedemia intimella (salix), Rose Leaf Miner (rose), Stigmella aurella (bramble), S. lemniscella (elm), Phyllonorycter salicicolella (salix), P. tristrigella (elm), P. oxyacanthae (hawthorn), Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (Horse Chestnut), Parornix anglicella (hawthorn), and Caloptilia syringella (ash). Also Psychiodes filicivora larvae on fern.

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Thu 17th October 2013 14:04 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 16th October
Species worth a mention from a total of 76 moths were: Dark Sword-grass, Turnip, Silver Y, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Pale Mottled Willow, Red-line Quaker, Dark Spectacle and the first November Moth (agg.) of the autumn.
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Thu 17th October 2013 09:20 by Phyl England
Swanage(Durlston) 16th October
Warmer but windy and moonlit last night so numbers down- 10 species, 44 moths. Highlight was the first Oak Rustic for the year. Also Silver Y(5) and Dark Sword-grass (2).
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Wed 16th October 2013 16:53 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell October 15th
Only 7 species here, including one Udea ferrugalis, 3 Green-brindled Crescent and a Red-line Quaker.
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Wed 16th October 2013 13:27 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 15th October
Just 4C at 10pm rising to 10C by dawn with heavy rain.  Numbers still very low and only Merveille du Jour and Red-line Quaker worthy of mention.
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Tue 15th October 2013 15:09 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 14th October
Temperature down to just 4C during the night, and a sparkling clear sky.  Of just 24 of 8 species, only a Red Underwing and Green-brindled Crescent worth a mention.
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Tue 15th October 2013 08:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14th October 13
Just 7 of 4 species: 3 Green-brindled Crescent, 2 Beaded Chestnut, Common Marbled Carpet, November Moth agg - down to 5.3 degsC
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Mon 14th October 2013 16:31 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 13th October
11 species, best being Pearly Underwing & Red-line Quaker (3rd garden record)
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Mon 14th October 2013 09:49 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th October
Only five species, 1 of each, Angle Shades, Beaded Chestnut, Red-line Quaker, Green-brindled Crescent, Common Marbled Carpet.
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Mon 14th October 2013 09:04 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 13th October
Almost a non-event with the temperature down to 6C.  Just 7 species including: Chestnut, Beaded Chestnut, Black Rustic, Acleris sparsana and the ever present Common Marbled Carpet providing numbers and variety as usual.
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Sun 13th October 2013 21:06 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 12th October
Numbers going down despite the wind dropping but still cold. Just 14 species including Silver Y(2), and singles of Delicate and Dark Sword-grass.
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Sun 13th October 2013 09:54 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 12th October
Just 12 species including: Acleris variegana, Angle Shades, Pale Mottled Willow, Spruce Carpet, Green-brindled Crescent and Blair's Shoulder-knot.
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Sun 13th October 2013 09:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th October
Only 6 species but good to see, 4 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Vestal, 1 Feathered Thorn, 2 Autumnal Moth AG, 1 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot.
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Sun 13th October 2013 08:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/10
Best were Cypress Carpet, Sallow and Dark Sword-grass.
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Sat 12th October 2013 10:14 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell October 11th
Fifteen species included a single Rush Veneer, and 2 each of Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y.
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Sat 12th October 2013 10:07 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 11th October
A milder, cloudier night improved the numbers a little, but only 14 species.  These included: a very welcome Clifden Nonpareil, plus Green-brindled Crescent, Angle Shades, Red-line Quaker, and a single Silver Y.

2451 Clifden Nonpareil 08 Copyright: Will Bown

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Fri 11th October 2013 11:56 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 10th October
Another cold, windy and clear night, and numbers right down.  Just 20 moths of 10 species including: Rosy Rustic, Angle Shades, Turnip and Black Rustic.
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Thu 10th October 2013 21:21 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/10
Far too cold here, a single Vestal the only moth of any note.
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Thu 10th October 2013 15:46 by Clive Pinder
Portland Bill October 10th
Early afternoon, a very active Fox Moth larva, near to the car park at the Bill.
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Thu 10th October 2013 15:43 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, October 9th
Sixteen species, including 3 Rush Veneer and a Dark Sword-grass.
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Thu 10th October 2013 11:07 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 9th October
The predicted sudden drop in temperature and a crystal clear sky produced the expected result.  Just 34 of 9 species caught including: Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker, Green-brindled Crescent, Black Rustic, Beaded Chestnut and Pale Mottled Willow.
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Wed 9th October 2013 16:39 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 8th October
A nice selection of local autumn moths and migrants - 29 species in all.  Migrants comprised single Convolvulus Hawk, 3 Vestal, 3 Rush Veneer, 2 Dark Sword Grass and 2 Four-spotted Footman. NFY were single Feathered Thorn, 2 Green-brindled Crescent, Brick and Agonopterix arenella.
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Wed 9th October 2013 13:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8th Otober 13
Around 40 of 20 species inc: Angle-shades, Burnished Brass, 2 Silver Y / Barred Sallow, Grn Brindled Crescent, Rush Veneer and FFY pristine November Moth agg.
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Wed 9th October 2013 10:13 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 8th October
Immigrants again in small numbers with: Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella, Vestal and Dark Sword-grass. Among the rest were: Plutella porrectella, Beautiful Plume, Herald, Red-green Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Green-brindled Crescent and Brindled Green.
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Wed 9th October 2013 10:11 by Mark Parsons
Walditch 8.10
Highlights included: Singles of Convolvulus Hawk, Vestal, Palpita vitrealis and Small Marbled. On 7.10 the highlights included 5 Vestal, 1 Small Mottled Willow and 1 Clifden Nonpareil (which must have been sitting on the wall most of the day!)
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Wed 9th October 2013 10:05 by Les Hill
8-Oct 125W MV (Highlights)

East Lulworth

  • Cyclophora puppillaria Blair's Mocha 1
  • Sedina buettneri Blair's Wainscot 1 dispersal/migrant?

Shaggs

  • Proxenus hospes Porter's Rustic 1
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Wed 9th October 2013 09:06 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8 October 2013
Highlights were singles of Rush Veneer, Dark Sword-grass, Blair's Shoulder-knot and Brick (both FFG).
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Wed 9th October 2013 08:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/9
Best were: Feathered Brindle, White Speck, Vestal, Pearly Underwing, Cypress Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker and Barred Sallow.
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Tue 8th October 2013 22:35 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 7th October
29 species today. Migrants were Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Delicate, Dark Sword-grass, Rush Veneer (20), Vestal (2), Silver Y (3) and palpita vitrealis.
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Tue 8th October 2013 18:23 by Vince Giavarini
Near Badbury Rings, 7 October
Heath traps dominated by Beaded Chestnut and Lunar Underwing. Also Sallow, Barred Sallow, Brown-spot Pinion, Green-brindled Crescent and both Red and Yellow-lined Quaker. Migrants thin on the ground: 3 Dark Sword-grass and 2 Silver Y.
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Tue 8th October 2013 16:34 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell
5/10: 84 moths of 26 species: Large Wainscot (2nd Garden Record), Rosy Rustic, 2 L-album Wainscot, 2 Turnip, 3 Dark Sword-grass, 8 Rush Veneer, Silver Y and 2 Diamond-back of note.

6/10:112 moths of 30 species: Bloxworth Snout, 3 L-album Wainscot, 3 Vestal, 5 Dark Sword-grass, Cypress Pug, Pearly Underwing, 2 Palpita vitrealis & 12 Rush Veneer of note.

7/10: 89 moths of 26 species: Turnip, 5 Dark Sword-grass, Bloxworth Snout, Vestal, 3 Silver Y, L-album Wainscot, 9 Rush Veneer, Diamond-back & Palpita vitrealis of note.

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Tue 8th October 2013 15:40 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell Octobber 7th
The highlight, a Brindled Ochre was a garden first and Blair's Shoulder-knot (2), a Cypress Carpet and Green-brindled Crescent (2) were FFY.  Immigrants included 4 Vestal and a Delicate.
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Tue 8th October 2013 10:12 by Les Hill
7-Oct 125W MV East Lulworth (Migrant highlights)
  • Nomophila noctuella 2
  • Palpita vitrealis 1
  • Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 3
  • Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
  • Eublemma purpurina Beautiful Marbled 1
  • Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1

2409a Beautiful Marbled 02 Copyright: Les Hill
Eublemma purpurina Beautiful Marbled

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Tue 8th October 2013 09:53 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 7th October
The modest selection of 25 species here included immigrants: Nomophila noctuella, Delicate and Dark-sword Grass, plus Plutella porrectella, Brindled Green, Sallow, Grey Pine Carpet, Red-line Quaker and Green-brindled Crescent.
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Tue 8th October 2013 08:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/10
Best here were: 3 Clancy's Rustic, 2 Vestal, Palpita vitrealis, Oak Nycteoline, 2 Barred Sallow, Merveille du Jour.
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Tue 8th October 2013 07:24 by Terry Box
Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, Sat 5th Oct
By day, four Hummingbird Hawk-moth (per Nick Urch).
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Mon 7th October 2013 22:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6th October 13
Just 26 of 14 species inc: Angle-shades, Dk Sword-grass, Rosy Rustic, Silver Y, 3 Green-brindled Crescent, 2 Blair's Shoulder-knot, Rush Veneer, Lt Brown Apple, FFG Rusty-dot Pearl
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Mon 7th October 2013 22:22 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 6th October
Still good numbers - 105 moths of 25 species. Including Vestal (2), Rush Veneer (21), Silver Y (3), Dark Sword Grass (4)and singles of Delicate and Rusty-dot Pearl.
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Mon 7th October 2013 19:27 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/10
6 Vestal, 2 Green-brindled Crescent, Barred Sallow, Sallow, Brick.
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Mon 7th October 2013 14:42 by Lawrie de Whalley
7 Oct Winterborne Stickland Lawrie de Whalley
1369 Uresiphita gilvata one.  This European migrant micro arrived on 4.10.13 together with 7 Vestal and 7 Rush Veneer.
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Mon 7th October 2013 10:44 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 6th October
Numbers back up, and 28 species.  Included among these were: Acleris laterana/comariana, Caloptilia semifascia, Tinea semifulvella, Nomophila noctuella, Green-brindled Crescent, Frosted Orange, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Light Emerald, Turnip, Vestal (4) and Dark Sword-grass (3). And wandering nearby were larvae of Ruby Tiger and Pale Tussock.
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Mon 7th October 2013 09:47 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell October 6th
Nine Rush Veneer, 5 Vestal, a Dark Sword-grass and the first Large Wainscot this year.
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Sun 6th October 2013 23:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5th October 13
Down to 6 degs here also with just 22 of 13 species inc: Red and Yellow-line Quaker, 4 Green-brindled Crescent, 3 Beaded Chestnut, Blair's Shoulder-knot - and a Southern Hawker in the trap
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Sun 6th October 2013 22:59 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 5th October
Highlights were first Vapourer of the year, palpita vitrealis, Barred Sallow, Vestal, Dark Sword Grass (4),Silver Y (3) Rush Veneer (19) and Scarce Bordered Straw
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Sun 6th October 2013 13:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 5th October
Huge drop in temperature and clear sky, and a big drop in numbers. Red Sword-grass probably the best on offer plus the first Red-line Quaker of the season.

2241 Red Sword-grass 04 Copyright: Will Bown

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Sun 6th October 2013 12:07 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 5/10
First Merveille du Jour, Green-brindled Crescent and Red-line Quaker of the autumn. Also, 3 Sallow, 2 Frosted Orange and 6 Vestal. Temperature was down to 6 degrees this morning.

2247 Merveille du Jour 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Sun 6th October 2013 10:00 by Mark Parsons
Walditch, 5th Oct.
3 Vestal, 1 Delicate, 1 White-speck and 1 Portland Ribbon Wave.
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Sat 5th October 2013 22:41 by Phyl England
Swanage(Durlston ) 4th Oct
More migrants this morning with Delicate (3), Vestal (3), Rush Veneer(17), Silver Y (2) Dark Sword Grass (2) and Palpita vitrealis
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Sat 5th October 2013 18:19 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, 4 October
A decent catch despite only 18 macro's. Migrants: singles of Gem, Vestal and Silver Y; Four noctuella plus a glittering Euchromius ocellea (passed on to Steve Whitehouse at Durlston this morning) highlights among the micro moths. Also ran...Merveille du Jour, Brindled Green, Feathered Ranunculus (5) and Blair's Shoulder-knot (3).
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Sat 5th October 2013 17:35 by Clive Pinder
Vestal
The Fleet, near Langton Herring at 14:15: a Vestal, seen arriving from across The Fleet, rested on a clod of earth for a few minutes, before continuing its northward flight.
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Sat 5th October 2013 11:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/10
10 Vestal and Palpita vitrealis represented the immigrants. Also 3 species of Sallow: Barred, Pink-barred and Sallow.
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Sat 5th October 2013 11:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4th October 13
Just around 45 of 18 species inc: Magpie, Mallow, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Vestal, Red-line and Yellow-line Quaker, 4 Green-brindled Crescent, Nettle-tap, Diamond-back (14deg c)
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Sat 5th October 2013 11:36 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 4th October
Immigrants included: Vestal (8) including one pink form, Nomophila noctuella (9), Delicate, Silver Y and Palpita vitrealis, and among the others were: Acleris sparsana, Sallow, Barred Sallow, Rosy Rustic, Dusky Thorn and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
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Sat 5th October 2013 10:57 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 4th October
Migrants last night:- Five Rush Veneer, 3 Vestal and 2 Dark Sword-grass.
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Sat 5th October 2013 08:13 by Mark Parsons
Walditch, 4th October
7 Vestal, 1 Delicate and 1 Uresiphita gilvata.
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Fri 4th October 2013 22:32 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 3rd October
Not so many moths on a damp and rather breezy night. Only of note Rush Veneer(9) and a single Delicate.
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Fri 4th October 2013 18:06 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/10
Another (3rd) Clifden Nonpareil with Scarce Bordered Straw, 2 Vestal, Dark Spectacle and Oblique Carpet.
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Fri 4th October 2013 11:00 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 3rd October
Only a trickle of immigrants now with further Gem, Vestal, Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass, while among the more routine fare were Agonopterix arenella, Acleris laterana/comariana, Apple Leaf Skeletoniser, Pink-barred Sallow, Barred Sallow, Light Emerald, Angle Shades, Willow Beauty and Beaded Chestnut.
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Fri 4th October 2013 10:15 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 3.10.13
68 individuals of 20 species, including: Rush Veneer (2), Turnip, Barred Sallow, and the first Vestal for the garden (at a lighted window).
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Thu 3rd October 2013 21:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2nd Oct 13
Heavy rain so just 32 of 16 species inc: Pink-barred / Barred Sallow, Lg Ranunculus, Vestal, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Gem, Rush Veneer, Acleris Cristana,
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Thu 3rd October 2013 18:28 by Les Hill

3-Oct Worth Matravers (Highlights)

From Colin Nunn: Utetheisa pulchella Crimson Speckled on red valarian.

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Thu 3rd October 2013 17:35 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 2/10
An anticlimax after yesterday, just Palpita vitrealis, Gem and Vestal. Also my first ever Western Conifer Seedbug.
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Thu 3rd October 2013 12:53 by Mark Parsons
East Lulworth BC office trap, 2nd October
Included 2 Vestal, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw and 1 Uresiphita gilvata. Also over 30 Nomophila noctuella.
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Thu 3rd October 2013 12:51 by Mark Parsons
Walditch 2nd October
Included 6 Vestal, 1 Convolvulus hawk-moth, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw and 1 Delicate.
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Thu 3rd October 2013 11:32 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 2nd October
Migrants here were just 4 Rush Veneer, 2 Vestal and 3 Dark Sword-grass.
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Thu 3rd October 2013 10:27 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 2nd October
Great conditions still producing good numbers, but the only immigrants here were: Rush Veneer (2), Silver Y (1) and Vestal (2). Others on the wing included: Acleris laterana/comariana, Agonopterix heracliana, Eudonia angustea, Light Emerald, Barred Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow and Sallow, Spruce Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Small Square-spot, Rosy Rustic, Mouse, Black Rustic (40) seem to be having a good year, Beaded Chestnut (29) and Willow Beauty.
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Thu 3rd October 2013 09:32 by Les Hill

1-Oct Charmouth (Highlights)

From Geoffrey Sell: Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw.

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Thu 3rd October 2013 09:20 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 October
Warm, and the rain just about held off.  39 species.  A Clifden Nonpareil finally made to my garden after numerous sightings in surrounding villages!  Also FFG Feathered Brindle and another Large Wainscot.  On the migrant front: 1 Palpita vitrealis, 8 Rush Veneer, 5 Vestal and a White-point.
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Wed 2nd October 2013 22:21 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 1st October
A bit breezy so numbers down but 20 species among which a first for garden Oak Lutestring. Also 8 Rush Veneer, a Four-spotted Footman (male) and a Silver Y.
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Wed 2nd October 2013 19:02 by David Foot
Wyke Regis, Weymouth 1/10/13
Palpita vitrealis 3, red underwing 2, nephopterix angustella 1, oak nycteoline and gold spot.
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Wed 2nd October 2013 18:18 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/10
Possibly one of the best variety of quality migrants I've ever had. They were: Blair's Mocha, Convolvulus Hawk, Scarce Bordered Straw, Vestal, Gem, Clancy's Rustic. Back up cast of Brindled Green, 2 Sallow, Oak Nycteoline and a record count of 7 Barred Sallow.

1678 Blair's Mocha 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Wed 2nd October 2013 17:31 by Richard Cottle
1st October, MV125, Tincleton
Another Clifden Nonpareil this morning, sitting outside the trap.  Migrants represented by Rush Veneer (9) and Vestal (5). NFY were singles of Merveille du Jour and Feathered Ranunculus.
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Wed 2nd October 2013 11:25 by Mark Parsons
Walditch 1st October
Included 5 Vestal, 1 Gem (male) and 1 Palpita vitrealis. Previous night included a further 3 Vestal and a Gem (male).
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Wed 2nd October 2013 11:18 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 1st October
187 moths, including 70 Lunar Underwing, which are having a good year. Immigrants represented by 3 Rush Veneer, and singles of Dark Sword-grass, L-album Wainscot, Clancy's Rustic and Silver Y.
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Wed 2nd October 2013 10:41 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 1st October
Another very warm, damp night produced 185 of 29 species including: Acleris sparsana, Acleris laterana/comariana, Eudonia angustea, and Light Brown Apple Moth (24). Immigrant activity represented by a few Rush Veneer, Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass, plus Green-brindled Crescent, Barred Sallow, Sallow, Light Emerald, Angle Shades, Beaded Chestnut (26), Canary-shouldered Thorn and Black Rustic (41).
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Wed 2nd October 2013 09:00 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 October
A warm, dark and still night with migrant activity.  27 species.  1 Diasemiopsis ramburialis which got away when I was trying to pot it, so no photo.  Also 8 Rush Veneer, a Cypress Carpet and 3 Vestal.  A Large Wainscot and a Gold Spot too.
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Tue 1st October 2013 19:53 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 30/9/13
127 moths of 29 species. Highlights: Red-green Carpet, Pearly Underwing, 2 Dark Sword-grass.
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Tue 1st October 2013 18:11 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/9
Vestal, Dark Spectacle, Red Underwing, Pearly Underwing, Spruce Carpet.
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Tue 1st October 2013 17:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th September
20 macro species including 1 Lilac Beauty, 1 Dusky Thorn, 2 Frosted Orange, 3 Barred Sallow, 1 Willow Beauty, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Spectacle, 1 Beautiful Hook-tip and 1 Shaded Broad-bar?, photograph taken before leaving for Exeter. Will send it to Les soon.
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Tue 1st October 2013 15:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30th Sept 13
120 of 22 species inc: Rush Veneer, 2 Common Plume, Green-brindled Crescent, Beautiful Hook-tip, Silver Y, 4 Beaded Chestnut, 3 Black Rustic, 5 Lg Ranunculus, 8 Lt Emerald
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Tue 1st October 2013 15:29 by Lawrie de Whalley
Lawrie de Whalley 30.9.13 Winterborne Stickland
Vestal 3, Rush Veneer 3, Green Brindled Crescent 1, Common Wainscot 1, Rosy Rustic 1, Black Rustic 32, Pale Mottled Willow 1. 20 species, 179 total.
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Tue 1st October 2013 14:51 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...Vince's home garden
Eighteen macro moths to light: first Blair's Shoulder-knot of the year, 5 Feathered Ranunculus, a Pine Carpet, a brace of Cypress Pugs and an immaculately marked L-album Wainscot...routine fare for here.
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Tue 1st October 2013 10:54 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.9.13
100 individuals of 23 species on a mild, misty night.  Highlights were: Rush Veneer, a late Common Pug, Pearly Underwing, Feathered Brindle, Large Ranunculus (3), Feathered Ranunculus (4), Beaded Chestnut (FFY), Barred Sallow (FFG), Frosted Orange (FFG).
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Tue 1st October 2013 10:33 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 September
14 species including a pristine second generation Beautiful Hook-tip.
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Tue 1st October 2013 09:36 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 30th September
The 21 species here included: Clepsis consimilana, Rush Veneer, Common Plume, Turnip, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Willow Beauty, Brindled Green, Beaded Chestnut (21), Black Rustic (14) and Light Emerald.
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