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Mon 31st March 2014 21:25 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 30th March, MV125
Possibly the best March night here since 2011, with over 230 moths of 20 species recorded. Most numerous was Common Quaker (80) followed by Small Quaker (57) and then Hebrew Character (35). Common Quaker appears to have had a better breeding / wintering season than Hebrew Character. NFY were Engrailed (2), Double-striped Pug and Brindled Beauty. Two Ypsolopha mucronella were notable as were 15 Oak Beauty.
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Mon 31st March 2014 18:22 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 30th March
Near 70 moths of 19 species, highlights being Brindled Pug, Streamer, Early Tooth-striped, Twin-spotted Quaker.
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Mon 31st March 2014 12:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30th March 14
Around 95 of 15 species inc: Water Carpet, 2 Shoulder Stripe with FFY Brindled Beauty, Pale Pinion, Emmelina Monodactyla, Caloptilia stigmatella (10 degsC)
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Mon 31st March 2014 11:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th March
14 macro species plus 2 micros, including 7 Early Thorn, 1 Streamer, 4 Oak Beauty, 8 Early Grey, 5 Clouded Drab, 17 Small Quaker, 24 Common Quaker, 9 Hebrew Character, 2 Twin-spotted Quaker, Brindled Pug, Oak-tree Pug, 1 Grey Shoulder-knot, 2 March Moth, 1 Dotted Border, plus 1 Agonoptorix alstromeriana and 1 Ypsolopha muchonella
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Mon 31st March 2014 10:52 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 30th March
A nice selection overnight with 102 in total including: Early Thorn, Oak Beauty, Herald and an early Mullein.

2221 Mullein 04 Copyright: Will Bown

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Mon 31st March 2014 08:01 by Les Hill
30-Mar 125W MV East Lulworth
Saturnia pavonia Emperor ♀ and now laying; also Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder.

Late News: Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl just found while emptying the trap. Possibly hitched a ride on the overnight Saharan dust cloud?

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Sun 30th March 2014 21:32 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 29th March
Numbers increasing with 45 moths of 8 species. New for garden were Shoulder Stripe and Dotted Border.
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Sun 30th March 2014 20:14 by Vince Giavarini
Poole
Three Hebrew Character, two Each of DSP and Early Grey, a Common Quaker, Common Pug and a f.rosea of the Oak Nycteoline, the macro attendees in the moth trap this morning.
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Sun 30th March 2014 10:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29th March 14
Around 60 of 10 species inc: 6 Early Thorn, 5 Early Grey, Diurnea fagella, 2 Depressaria daucella with FFY Herald, Brindled Pug, Twin-spotted Quaker (8.2 degsC)
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Sun 30th March 2014 09:06 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 29th March
The total of 78 moth of 9 species here, included: Diurnea fagella, Early Moth, March Moth, Small Quaker and Dark Sword-grass.
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Sun 30th March 2014 08:58 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th March
11 species of 6 Early Grey, 7 March Moth, 16 Common Quaker, 3 Early Thorn, 1 Streamer, 7 Clouded Drab, 6 Hebrew Character, 12 Small Quaker, 2 Oak Beauty, 1 Pale Pinion, 1 Dotted Chestnut
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Sat 29th March 2014 11:52 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 28th March, MV125
A reasonable haul of 66 moths of 13 species, almost half of which were Common Quaker. Highlights were singles of Ypsolopha mucronella, Acleris literana and Pale pinion.
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Fri 28th March 2014 09:10 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 27th March
Chilly again with rain by dawn.  A total of 53 moths and 7 species included: the first Powdered Quaker of the year, plus March Moth and Small Quaker.  The contrast in numbers and species with the same period last year, when it was unusually cold, is very striking.  We have so far logged 1,000 more moths than this time last year.
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Fri 28th March 2014 06:50 by Les Hill
27-Mar 125W MV East Lulworth
Lithophane socia (=hepatica) Pale Pinion this morning.
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Wed 26th March 2014 10:24 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 25th March
Another cold night and little change in the variety on offer.  A total of 81 moths and just 7 species which included: Oak Beauty, Early Grey, Small Quaker and Twin-spotted Quaker.
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Wed 26th March 2014 10:07 by Les Hill
25-Mar 125W MV Shaggs
Acleris literana and Conistra rubiginea Dotted Chestnut of note this morning.
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Wed 26th March 2014 06:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th March
5 species, 3 Small Quaker, 6 Hebrew Character, 1 Oak Beauty, 3 Common Quaker, 1 Clouded Drab.
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Tue 25th March 2014 16:22 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 24th March
Rain followed by clear sky and a cold dawn.  Early Thorn, Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker and Early Grey among the limited fare on offer.
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Tue 25th March 2014 09:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th March
8 species, 2 March Moth, 2 Early Thorn, 2 Clouded Drab, 2 Early Grey, 5 Hebrew Character, 1 Common Quaker, 1 Small Quaker, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker
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Mon 24th March 2014 09:24 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 23rd March
A clear, cold night with frost on the traps by dawn.  Of 46 moths and 6 species only the regulars put in an appearance: Small Quaker, Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, Twin-spotted Quaker, Hebrew Character and Early Grey.
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Mon 24th March 2014 08:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd March
4 species, 1 March Moth, 4 Hebrew Character, 2 Common Quaker, 1 Small Quaker.
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Mon 24th March 2014 08:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd March
4 species, 1 Early Grey, 1 Grey Shoulder-knot, 3 Hebrew Character, 2 Common Quaker.
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Sun 23rd March 2014 18:48 by Jack Oughton
23/3/14
By day at Abbotsbury Swannery, a Mompha epilobiella.

At Portesham, a mine of Phyllonorycter lantanella. (NFR)

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Sun 23rd March 2014 10:14 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston ) 22nd March
Cold,windy night-just 14 moths of 3 species. Highlight was Red Sword-grass.
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Sun 23rd March 2014 10:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22nd March 14
Two hours / 3.5 degsC (rain) 4 Species only inc: Hebrew Character, Small & Common Quaker, Early Grey.  No FFY or G
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Sat 22nd March 2014 18:28 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 22nd March
Several Scarlet Tiger larvae on Comfrey.
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Fri 21st March 2014 10:31 by Les Hill
20-Mar 125W MV Shaggs
Acleris literana of note this morning.
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Fri 21st March 2014 09:19 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 20th March
Rain early on gave way to a dry period with the temperature dropping to around 3C by dawn.  The best of 70 moths were: Satellite, Early Thorn, Small Quaker and a Red Sword-grass.  Nine species in total.
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Fri 21st March 2014 08:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th March
6 species with 2 Oak Beauty, 4 Clouded Drab, 1 Early Moth, 8 Hebrew Character, 4 Common Quaker, 1 Early Grey.
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Thu 20th March 2014 18:58 by Vince Giavarini
19 March, Poole
Five Early Grey, three Common Quaker and a Double-striped Pug the only moths to turn up last night.
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Thu 20th March 2014 14:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th March
7 species, 6 Hebrew Character, 4 Common Quaker, 1 Pale Pinion, 2 Early Grey, 4 Early Thorn, 2 March Moth, 2 Clouded Drab
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Thu 20th March 2014 14:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th March
8 species, 1off each of Hebrew Character, Grey Shoulder-knot, Common Quaker, Pale Pinion, Small Quaker, Early Grey, Dotted Border, Early Thorn
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Thu 20th March 2014 10:42 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 19th March
Nothing beyond Twin-spotted Quaker, Early Thorn and Early Moth among the regulars overnight.
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Thu 20th March 2014 10:07 by Les Hill
19-Mar 125W MV East Lulworth
Only Pachycnemia hippocastanaria Horse Chestnut of note.
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Wed 19th March 2014 13:42 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 18th March
The night's total reached 107 of 9 species including: Diurnea fagella, Early Thorn, Small Quaker and an early Pale Mottled Willow.
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Wed 19th March 2014 08:51 by Les Hill
18-Mar MV light Portland Bird Observatory (via Twitter)
  • Lithophane socia Pale Pinion
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Wed 19th March 2014 07:50 by Les Hill
18-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Diurnea fagella; Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned; Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Lithophane socia Pale Pinion; Xylocampa areola Early Grey and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Agonopterix heracliana; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Tue 18th March 2014 19:29 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 17th March
Twelve species and 146 moths in total on another mild night, including: Ypsolopha mucronella, Diurnea fagella, Early Thorn, Small Quaker, Early Grey, Pale Pinion and Tawny Pinion.
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Tue 18th March 2014 15:52 by Les Hill
17-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Diurnea fagella; Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned; Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass; Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Diurnea fagella; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder-knot and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Mon 17th March 2014 21:59 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 16th March, 125 MV
102 moths of 20 species. 6 species NFY - Brindled Pug, Red-green Carpet, Pale Pinion, Twin-spotted Quaker, Pine Beauty and Oak Nycteoline.
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Mon 17th March 2014 11:39 by Les Hill
125W MV East Lulworth

16-Mar

Diurnea fagella; Alsophila aescularia March Moth; Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut; Panolis flammea Pine Beauty; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

15-Mar

Caloptilia betulicola (putative); Diurnea fagella; Agonopterix alstromeriana; Agonopterix ocellana; Alsophila aescularia March Moth; Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.
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Mon 17th March 2014 11:35 by Phyl England
Swanage(Durlston ) 16th March
Just 15 of 5 species including first Silver Y of the year and 5 Oak Beauty- a beautiful moth indeed.
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Mon 17th March 2014 10:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16th March 14
Twenty four of nine species inc: Tawny Pinion, Shoulder Stripe, March Moth, 3 Early Thorn, 2 Early Grey (6.8 degsC)
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Mon 17th March 2014 09:08 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 16th March
Routine fare with the best of 55 moths of 9 species being: Early Thorn, Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker and Satellite.
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Sun 16th March 2014 21:51 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell March 16th
The second Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden this year, again attracted to Daffodil flowers.
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Sun 16th March 2014 21:47 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell March 15th
A rather tattered Dark Sword-grass in the trap, along with 4 Agonopterix heracliana, 1 A. alstromeriana, 2 Early Thorn, a Dotted Border and 7 Hebrew Character.
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Sun 16th March 2014 18:06 by David Foot
Sherford Bridge
One orange underwing this morning.
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Sun 16th March 2014 11:04 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 15th March
Forty-seven moths of just seven species included: Diurnea fagella, Early Thorn and Small Quaker.

A Hummingbird Hawk-moth was an unexpected visitor to the garden this afternoon.

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Sun 16th March 2014 09:25 by Mike Hetherington
15-Mar Puncknowle 125W MV
Only 9 individuals of 5 species: Diurnea fagella, March Moth (FFY), Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker (FFY), Hebrew Character.
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Sun 16th March 2014 06:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15th March 14
Ten species: FFY Shoulder-stripe and Water Carpet.  Early Grey, Clouded Drab, S & C Quaker, Hebrew Character, Diurnea fagella, 2 Agonopterix heracliana and alstromeriana (5.8 degsC)
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Sat 15th March 2014 16:13 by Les Hill
14-Mar 125W MV East Lulworth
Agonopterix alstromeriana; Acleris hyemana; Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Ectropis crepuscularia Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.
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Sat 15th March 2014 14:53 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/3
A good garden rarity in the form of Dotted Chestnut. Best of rest: 2 March Moth, Oak Beauty, Small Quaker, Early Grey.
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Sat 15th March 2014 10:02 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14th March 14
Five species only with single Pale Brindled Beauty (FFG), Small & Common Quaker, Early Grey, Hebrew Character (2 degsC)
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Sat 15th March 2014 08:57 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 14th March
Milder again overnight but still only 7 species, the best of 32 moths Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker and Early Thorn.
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Fri 14th March 2014 22:06 by Paul Harris
Recent news
From Ricky Lambert at Preston: Dark Sword-grass on 11/3 and 13/3.

Broadwey, 13/3, highlights: 2 Oak Beauty and Early Thorn.

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Fri 14th March 2014 11:37 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 13th March
On a chilly night with dense fog in the early hours, the total reached 34 moths of 11 species, although several were logged from the outside of the trap before midnight and were gone by dawn.  The species were: Agonopterix heracliana, Early Thorn, March Moth, Common Quaker, Hebrew Character, Early Grey, Twin-spotted Quaker, Clouded Drab, Small Quaker, Satellite and Pale Pinion.
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Fri 14th March 2014 08:04 by Les Hill
13-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Diurnea fagella; Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Panolis flammea Pine Beauty; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder-knot; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Alsophila aescularia March Moth; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Thu 13th March 2014 18:59 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 12/3/14
Of note of a couple of hours trapping was Red Chestnut and Acleris schalleriana
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Thu 13th March 2014 10:08 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston ) 12th March
14 moths,6 species - including Early Grey (4 ), Pale Pinion and Oak Beauty.
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Thu 13th March 2014 08:27 by Les Hill
12-Mar MV light Portland Bird Observatory (via Twitter)
  • Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug
  • Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
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Thu 13th March 2014 08:20 by Les Hill
12-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Diurnea fagella; Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border; Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata) Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Anorthoa munda Twin-spotted Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Agonopterix heracliana; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Thu 13th March 2014 08:16 by Mike Hetherington
12-Mar Puncknowle 125W MV
18 individuals of 8 species: Diurnea fagella (FFG), Oak Beauty, Small Quaker, Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, Hebrew Character, Early Grey, Dotted Chestnut (FFG).
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Thu 13th March 2014 06:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12th March 14
Just 4 species / 9 moths: Hebrew Character, Early Moth, Oak Beauty, March Moth
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Wed 12th March 2014 08:07 by Les Hill
11-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Selenia dentaria Early Thorn; Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata) Engrailed; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Wed 12th March 2014 06:55 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th March 14
Five species: Hebrew Character, Common and Small Quaker, Early Grey, Clouded Drab
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Tue 11th March 2014 09:09 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 10th March
The night's tally reached 75 of 10 species comprising: Agonopterix heracliana, Early Thorn, Early Moth, Early Grey, Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Small Quaker, Twin-spotted Quaker, Clouded Drab and March Moth.
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Tue 11th March 2014 07:57 by Les Hill
10-Mar 125W MV

East Lulworth

Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder-knot; Xylena vetusta Red Sword-grass; Xylocampa areola Early Grey; Eupsilia transversa Satellite and Conistra vaccinii Chestnut.

Shaggs

Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Orthosia cruda Small Quaker; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character and Xylocampa areola Early Grey.
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Mon 10th March 2014 13:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9th March 14
Thirteen species inc: FFG's Dotted Border, Dotted Chestnut (2).  Amongst others were Nut-tree Tussock, Early Grey, Oak Beauty, Small Quaker
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Mon 10th March 2014 10:03 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 9th March
Thirty-seven moths here of 10 species: Agonopterix heracliana, Acleris cristana, Early Thorn, Dotted Border, Small Quaker, Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, Twin-spotted Quaker, Hebrew Character and Early Grey.  Also a female Diurnea fagella on an old tree stump early this morning.

1934 Dotted Border 03 Copyright: Will Bown (March 2014)

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Sun 9th March 2014 10:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8th March 14
Twelve species/42 inc: Early Thorn 5, Oak Beauty 3, Early Grey 2, March Moth, Clouded Drab 2, Satellite 1, Small Quaker 3 FFG Pine Beauty and Diurnea fagella (5.6 degsC)
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Sun 9th March 2014 09:34 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 8th March
Temperature down to 2C during the night, but rising again towards dawn to 6C.  Thirty moths of 8 species: Diurnea fagella, March Moth, Early Moth, Early Grey, Hebrew Character, Clouded Drab, Common Quaker and Oak Beauty.

0663 Diurnea fagella 05 Copyright: Will Bown (March 2014)

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Sun 9th March 2014 09:27 by Phyl England
Swanage(Durlston). 08/03/14
Just 5 moths last night- cool clear night. Oak Beauty, Common Quaker 2, Hebrew Character 2
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Sun 9th March 2014 09:10 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 7th March
A nice showing of Spring species - 41 moths of 12 species. Most numerous were Oak Beauty and Diurnea fagella, with FFY of Small Quaker (2) and Clouded Drab (2).
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Sat 8th March 2014 11:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/3/14
Best here Diurnea fagella and Oak Beauty.
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Sat 8th March 2014 10:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7th March 14
Seven species: Early Thorn 1 / Early Grey 2 FFY's.  Hebrew Character 6, Oak Beauty 2, Common Quaker 1, Spring Usher (FFG), Agonopterix alstromeriana (3 degsC)
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Sat 8th March 2014 10:50 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 7th March
The temperature here went from 6C at 8pm down to 2C at midnight and back to 6C by dawn, with heavy mist in the early hours.  The numbers reached a dizzy 47 of 6 species comprising: Small Quaker, Common Quaker, Hebrew Character, Grey Shoulder-knot, Early Grey and Chestnut.
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Sat 8th March 2014 08:35 by Les Hill
7-Mar MV light Portland Bird Observatory (via Twitter)
  • Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass
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Fri 7th March 2014 17:12 by Dawn Baker
Hummingbird - Hawkmoth
We found what looked like a small hummingbird hovering around a hyacinth outside our window this morning. Knowing that we do not have birds that small in this country and with a little bit of detective work we have identified it as a hummingbird - hawk moth. Hopefully ite will be back tomorrow as they are known to return to the same sites.
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Fri 7th March 2014 11:09 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 6th March
An improvement on a mild night with nineteen moths of six species: Early Grey, Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Clouded Drab, Small Quaker and Chestnut.
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Fri 7th March 2014 07:04 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6th March 14
Five species: singles of Oak Beauty, March Moth, Chestnut, two each of Hebrew Character and Common Quaker
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Thu 6th March 2014 20:27 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 5th March, MV125
A fair spring assemblage (although no orthosids) last night, with 25 moths of 10 species: Diurnea fagella (7), March Moth (6), Dotted Border (2), Oak Beauty, Pale Brindled Beauty, Early Thorn, Spring Usher, Satellite (3), Early Grey (2) and Chestnut.
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Thu 6th March 2014 16:05 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 5th March
4 hours trapping produced new for recorder Oak Beauty and Acleris schalleriana, along with Agonpterix alstromeriana, Early Thorn, 4 Common Quaker and Hebrew Character.
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Thu 6th March 2014 15:00 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5th March 14
Six species: Common Quaker 7, Hebrew Character 5, Clouded Drab 2, March Moth.  Depressaria daucella + 1 other micro - no rain 7 degsC
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Thu 6th March 2014 12:49 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 5th March
Ten moths of three species: Early Grey, Hebrew Character and Common Quaker.
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Thu 6th March 2014 08:12 by Les Hill
5-Mar 125W MV Shaggs
Depressaria radiella (=pastinacella); Agonopterix heracliana; Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned; Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty; Biston strataria Oak Beauty; Theria primaria Early Moth; Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker; Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab; Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character; Xylocampa areola Early Grey and Eupsilia transversa Satellite. _]
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Wed 5th March 2014 13:00 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth visiting Daffodils in the garden at 11:30 this morning. Overnight trapping produced a Dotted Border, 2 Common Quaker and 2 Hebrew Character.
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Wed 5th March 2014 09:18 by Les Hill

4-Mar Lighted window:

East Lulworth
  • Diurnea fagella
  • Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border
  • Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata) Engrailed

4-Mar 125W MV:

Shaggs
  • Diurnea fagella
  • Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned
  • Biston strataria Oak Beauty
  • Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border
  • Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker
  • Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character
  • Xylocampa areola Early Grey
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Tue 4th March 2014 14:22 by Les Hill
3-Mar 125W MV Shaggs
  • Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned
  • Xylocampa areola Early Grey
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Sun 2nd March 2014 09:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1st March 14
Four species: Common Quaker 5, Hebrew Character 5, Chestnut, Agonopterix heracliana - Cloudy/dry 4.1 degsC
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