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Tue 17th December 2013 12:41 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 16th December
Early rain cleared away and the temperature dropped during the night, becoming misty by dawn.  Just four moths in total: Winter Moth (all on the outside of the trap) and another single Mottled Umber inside.
Sat 14th December 2013 18:25 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 13th December
11 moths of 9 species.including singles of Red-green Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Satellite and Dark Sword-grass
Sat 14th December 2013 15:15 by Paul Harris
Single December Moths on 9th, 10th and 13th December. Acleris sparsana on 10th.
Fri 13th December 2013 17:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12th December 13
Just one pristine female December Moth, despite higher temp of 4degsC
Fri 13th December 2013 09:42 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 12th December
An incredibly mild night produced only eleven moths of four species: Winter Moth, December Moth, Mottled Umber and Spruce Carpet.  Still nice to find something in the trap for a change.

1935 Mottled Umber 02 Copyright: Will Bown

Thu 12th December 2013 11:18 by Les Hill
11-Dec 125W MV Shaggs (Highlight)
Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
Thu 12th December 2013 09:21 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 11 December 2013
Just December Moth present, although there were 7 of them.
Thu 12th December 2013 08:56 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 11th December
Four moths of four species to 125MV - Winter Moth, Red-green Carpet, Grey shoulder-knot and Angle Shades.
Wed 11th December 2013 09:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10th December 13
Just 2 species: December 4 / Winter Moth 1 (overnight temp around freezing)
Wed 11th December 2013 08:18 by Les Hill
10-Dec 125W MV Shaggs (Highlights)
  • Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
  • Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing
Tue 10th December 2013 13:19 by Les Hill
9-Dec 125W MV Shaggs (Highlight)
1933 Scarce Umber 03 Copyright: Les Hill
Agriopis aurantiaria Scarce Umber
Tue 10th December 2013 12:51 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 9th December
Singles of Silver Y, December Moth, Winter Moth and a worn Beaded Chestnut
Mon 9th December 2013 17:26 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/12
Dark Sword-grass and 3 December Moth.
Fri 6th December 2013 11:50 by Les Hill
5-Dec 125W MV Shaggs (Highlight)
Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
Fri 6th December 2013 10:20 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 5th December
A Dark Sword-grass and a Dark Chestnut in trap.
Fri 6th December 2013 00:25 by Lawrie de Whalley
4th Dec Winterborne Stickland Lawrie de Whalley
A Buttoned Snout on inside house window.

2480 Buttoned Snout 02 Copyright: Lawrie de Whalley, 4 Dec 2013
Mon 2nd December 2013 18:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/12
Just three moths: December Moth, Spruce Carpet, Blair's Shoulder-knot.
Mon 2nd December 2013 17:52 by Jack Oughton
Portesham & Surrounding area
From the 29th Nov - 2nd Dec, searches by day have produced Oak Eggar larvae, and mines of Stigmella aurella, Rose Leaf Miner, S. roborella, Ectoedemia intimella, Cosmopterix pulchrimella, Phyllonorycter lautella, P. quercifoliella, P. heegeriella, P. salictella, P. maestingella, P. nicellii, Nut Leaf Blister Moth, Parornix anglicella, P. fagivora, Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner.
Mon 2nd December 2013 14:44 by Les Hill
1-Dec 125W MV East Lulworth (Highlights)
  • Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot
  • Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut
Mon 2nd December 2013 09:28 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 1st December
The temperature stayed at 5C during the night, and just 2 moths turned up: December Moth and Angle Shades.