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Sat 30th November 2013 15:28 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 29th November
Precious little on offer on a clear and quite cold night, just December Moth (4), and singles of Yellow-line Quaker and Feathered Thorn.
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Sat 30th November 2013 08:16 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/11
Got far too cold but 3 December Moth and Red-line Quaker worth a mention.
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Fri 29th November 2013 18:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/11
A few moths: RDP, December Moth, Red-green Carpet, Cypress Carpet, Blair's Shoulder-knot.
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Fri 29th November 2013 08:55 by Les Hill
28-Nov 125W MV (Highlights)

East Lulworth

  • Acleris umbrana
  • Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1

Shaggs

  • Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
  • Poecilocampa populi Gem 1♂
  • Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
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Thu 28th November 2013 21:12 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 27th November
Like others reporting here, the relatively milder conditions brought more moths, with 9 species recorded in total. December Moth were out in force with 42 recorded along with 14 Feathered Thorn, 3 Red-green Carpet, Winter Moth, Mottled Umber, Spruce Carpet, 2 Yellow-line Quaker, Acleris sparsana and Rusty-dot Pearl.
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Thu 28th November 2013 20:18 by Paul Harris
Preston 27/11
Ricky Lambert had 6 species last night: December Moth, Turnip, Silver Y, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Beaded Chestnut, Angle Shades.
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Thu 28th November 2013 19:32 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 27th Nov
Quite a bit warmer so Feathered Thorn(2), December Moth (3), Rusty-dot Pearl (4), singles of Beaded Chestnut, Grey Pine Carpet, Red-line Quaker and very worn Oak Rustic and Large Yellow Underwing.
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Thu 28th November 2013 12:29 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 27th November
With a rise in temperature and a bit of mist, a few more moths were on the wing.  Six species in total: the Spindle-eating Ypsolopha mucronella, December Moth, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Spruce Carpet, and Winter Moth agg.  And nearby an Angle Shades larva was wandering about.

0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 02 Copyright: Will Bown

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Thu 28th November 2013 08:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27th November 13
Overnight temp of 3 degsC / 6 species: 8 December Moth, singles each of Yellow-line Quaker, Dark Chestnut, Feathered Thorn, Rusty-dot Pearl, Lt Brown Apple Moth
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Wed 27th November 2013 09:54 by Les Hill
26-Nov 125W MV East Lulworth
  • Acleris umbrana
  • Poecilocampa populi December Moth
  • Thera britannica Spruce Carpet
  • Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn
  • Pachycnemia hippocastanaria Horse Chestnut
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Mon 25th November 2013 17:04 by Jack Oughton
Weymouth 25/11/13
Cosmopterix pulchrimella mines of Pellitory of the Wall
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Mon 18th November 2013 18:58 by Lawrie de Whalley
17.11.2013 Winterborne Stickland.  Lawrie de Whalley
8 degrees C.  December Moths 2 one very large fresh female, one small worn male.
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Mon 18th November 2013 17:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/11
Only three moths, the best of which was the rare tortrix Acleris umbrana, a new moth for me. Otherwise Palpita vitrealis and a Feathered Thorn.

1052 Acleris umbrana 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

1052 Acleris umbrana 03 (scale tufts) Copyright: Paul Harris

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Mon 18th November 2013 09:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th November
1 Grey Shoulder-knot, 2 December Moths, 1 Feathered Thorn
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Sun 17th November 2013 17:29 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 16th November
First December Moth this winter. Just 7 species - Beaded Chestnut (3), Common Marbled Carpet (3), Double-striped Pug, Turnip, Oak Rustic and Silver Y.
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Sun 17th November 2013 17:16 by Jack Oughton
Chickerell 17/11
Several Ectoedemia septembrella mines.
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Sun 17th November 2013 13:39 by Paul Harris
16/11
Best here were Palpita vitrealis, 3 Feathered Thorn, Red-green Carpet, Brick, Yellow-line Quaker, December Moth. Nearby at Preston, Ricky Lambert had 2 Oak Rustic and a Palpita vitrealis.
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Sun 17th November 2013 11:21 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell November 16
Five moths and five spp here, including a fresh-looking Rusty-dot Pearl
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Sun 17th November 2013 09:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th November
1 Sprawler and 1 Feathered Thorn, that's all!
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Sat 16th November 2013 10:54 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 15th November
A clear, cold night produced just a single moth, a Dark Sword-grass.
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Tue 12th November 2013 17:34 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 11th November
An interesting set of moths last night, with December Moth and Mottled Umber rubbing shoulders with a migrant Four-spotted Footman and a late Straw Dot.  In all 106 moths of 24 species, with Feathered Thorn (32) and Yellow-line Quaker (22) predominating. Also good numbers of Red-green Carpet (10) and Spruce Carpet (5). Other migrants represented by a single Vestal, 3 Rush Veneer, 11 Rusty-dot Pearl and 2 Silver Y. A single Plutella porrectella, only the second garden record, was also notable.
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Tue 12th November 2013 17:12 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 11th November
The lack of wind earlier and warmer temperatures led to a reasonable number of moths - 56 moths of 15 species. Still some of the old favourites, Angle Shades (2), Large Yellow Underwing and Lesser Yellow Underwing. Also first Feathered Thorn of the year. Notable were Silver Y (11), Palpita Vitrealis (6), Rusty- dot Pearl (12), Rush Veneer (3) and Scarce Bordered Straw. Three Oak Rustic completed the collection.
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Tue 12th November 2013 13:45 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 11th November
Mild and damp and ten species including: Udea ferrugalis, Common Plume, Silver Y, Feathered Thorn, Cypress Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Red-green Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet and Large Yellow Underwing.
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Tue 12th November 2013 08:54 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...
Overnight Garden trap yielded singles of Silver Y, Gem, Vestal, Cypress Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Feathered Thorn and two Palpita vitrealis.
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Tue 12th November 2013 08:49 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 11th November
Eight species including singles of Acleris sparsana, Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Sword-grass, Delicate and Silver Y
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Tue 12th November 2013 08:28 by Les Hill
11-Nov 125W MV Shaggs
Another reasonable night in the Butterfly Conservation trap:

  • Epiphyas postvittana
  • Udea ferrugalis 8
  • Poecilocampa populi December Moth
  • Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet
  • Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet
  • Thera britannica Spruce Carpet
  • Chesias legatella Streak
  • Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn
  • Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
  • Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker
  • Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker
  • Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades
  • Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
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Tue 12th November 2013 08:14 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/11
Nice mild, still night produced 20+sp: 4 Palpita vitrealis, 6 RDP, Rush Veneer, Delicate, Diamond-back, 6 Silver Y, Cypress Carpet and 2 December Moth the highlights. Edit: also Diurnea lipsiella, a new moth for me.
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Tue 12th November 2013 06:49 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th November 13
Warmer night of around 6 degsC with light rain - 8 species inc: Sprawler, Cypress Carpet, Dk Chestnut, Feathered Thorn, December Moth, Straw Dot, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl
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Mon 11th November 2013 17:12 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 10th November
Two Common Marbled Carpet, a Yellow-line Quaker and a Silver Y made up the entire catch here.
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Mon 11th November 2013 11:37 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 10th November
Still scratching.  Just four species: Agonopterix heracliana, Light Brown Apple Moth, Beaded Chestnut and Blair's Shoulder-knot.
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Sun 10th November 2013 15:33 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 9th November
Nothing so exciting here, and just 6 moths overnight including: Acleris sparsana, Silver Y, Feathered Thorn, Yellow-line Quaker and Red-line Quaker.  And another Grey Dagger larva was wandering about on apple nearby.
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Sun 10th November 2013 10:14 by Jack Oughton
Rodwell 10/11/13
By day at Rodwell, a (new for recorder) Death's-head Hawk-moth!!

1973 Death's-head Hawk-moth 04 Copyright: Jack Oughton

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Fri 8th November 2013 09:20 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 7th November
Total catch here four with one each of: Chestnut, Yellow-line Quaker, Sallow and Common Marbled Carpet. Nearby this second generation Grey Dagger larva was feeding avidly on alder.

2284 Grey Dagger 03 larva Copyright: Will Bown

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Fri 8th November 2013 09:07 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 7th November
Total catch; a Red-line Quaker and a Silver Y
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Fri 8th November 2013 08:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/11
Meagre pickings. Worth a mention were: Palpita vitrealis, 3 Red-green Carpet and 3 Silver Y.
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Thu 7th November 2013 12:56 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 6th November
Just nine species here including: Udea ferrugalis, Beautiful Plume, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Feathered Thorn and Angle Shades.
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Thu 7th November 2013 08:45 by Les Hill
6-Nov 125W MV Shaggs
A very respectable 17 species last night in the Butterfly Conservation trap:

  • Caloptilia stigmatella
  • Zelleria hepariella
  • Ypsolopha ustella
  • Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
  • Acleris sparsana
  • Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot pearl 4
  • Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet
  • Thera britannica Spruce Carpet
  • Epirrita dilutata agg. November moth agg.
  • Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn
  • Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing
  • Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character
  • Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic
  • Dichonia aprilina Merveille Du Jour
  • Agrochola circellaris Brick
  • Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut
  • Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow
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Wed 6th November 2013 12:13 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 5th November
Mild conditions, 48 moths of 16 species, with over half (26) of the count being Feathered Thorn.  Still some migrant activity with a single Dark Sword Grass and 2 Rusty dot-pearl.  A late, second brood Mottled Rustic and my one and only (so far) Turnip added interest.
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Tue 5th November 2013 12:53 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 4th November
Although the temperature rose during the night from 2.5 to 10C as the rain arrived, moths remained in short supply.  Just nine in total including: Diurnea lipsiella, Yellow-line Quaker, Spruce Carpet, and Red-green Carpet.
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Tue 5th November 2013 10:32 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell November 4th
Only 7 moths here, Acleris sparsana, Rush Veneer, Common Marbled Carpet, Double-striped Pug, Red-line Quaker and 2 Beaded Chestnut.
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Mon 4th November 2013 16:56 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 3rd November
Despite the very wet and windy conditions, 7 moths made it to the trap. They were Dark Sword-grass, Beaded Chestnut (3), Oak Rustic (2) and a single Red-green Carpet.
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Sun 3rd November 2013 12:48 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle - 1st November 2013
Low numbers here too, but a sprinkling of immigrant activity with singles of Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y.  Also FFY Red-line Quaker.
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Sun 3rd November 2013 11:18 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, November 1st
Sixteen moths in total, including 2 Acleris sparsana, 4 Udea ferrugalis, and singles of Red-green Carpet, Feathered Thorn, Turnip Moth and Silver Y.
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Sat 2nd November 2013 11:43 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/11
Worth a mention were: Palpita vitrealis, RDP, Dark Sword-grass, 2 Turnip, Double-striped Pug, Red-green Carpet, Brick and a Diamond-back.

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Sat 2nd November 2013 10:10 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 1st November
Quite low numbers here with Palpita vitrealis, Acleris sparsana, Chestnut, Satellite, Yellow-line Quaker, Angle Shades and Feathered Gothic among the few species on the wing.
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Fri 1st November 2013 10:40 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 31st October
Another mild and damp night where the modest selection included: Udea ferrugalis, Silver Y, Spruce Carpet, Feathered Thorn, Angle Shades and Pale Mottled Willow.
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Fri 1st November 2013 08:38 by Les Hill
31-Oct 125W MV East Lulworth Migrants
Palpita vitrealis 1, Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1 and Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1.
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Fri 1st November 2013 07:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/10
16 species, best were: Scarce Bordered Straw, 2 Turnip, 3 Silver Y, Rusty Dot Pearl, Dark Sword-grass, 2 Brick, Red-green Carpet.
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